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Australian Garden History. Volume 26 No1, July/August/September 2014

Each year the AGHS posts one issue of its quarterly journal Australian Garden History online. The latest issue, Volume 26 No1, July/August/September 2014, is now available here via the download button.

Also check out issue, Volumne 25 No1, below 

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Australian Garden History Vol 25 No1 - 25th anniversary edition

This issue of Australian Garden History, 25 (1), July/August/September 2013 celebrates our silver jubilee.

The full issue is available to download 

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A National Review of Inventories of Historic Gardens, Trees, and Landscapes

In 2011/12 the Society commissioned heritage architect and planner Dr Timothy Hubbard and horticultural consultant and heritage consultant Annabel Neylon (Context) to look at the position with respect to the representation of historic gardens on state and local government heritage lists around the country. The final report is available to download.

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Heritage Gardens in Queensland Survey

A survey of Queensland’s parks, gardens, trees and other designed landscapes

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Lake Burley Griffin: Losing an Inspired Vision (Full Version) - Juliet Ramsay

Juliet Ramsay's article Lake Burley Griffin: Losing an Inspired Vision is featured in Australian Garden History Vol 25 No 4 

To access the full version of the article, click on the download button.

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2012 Annual Conference- Ballarat Papers

The compilation of the 2012 Conference presentation papers is now available to download

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The English Garden: Yarralumla Nursery pamphlet


The English Garden originally formed part of the Yarralumla Nursery. In 2008 AGHS, with the assistance of grants from the ACT government, carried out a condition assessment of the English Garden and produced an interpretive leaflet and signage.

The pamphlet is now out of print, but the copy can be downloaded here.

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AGH Journal Index Vol 1 - 20


The index to Australian Garden History journal has been updated. So it’s easier to find more articles, gardens, or other gems contained in volumes 1–20. Compiled by AGHS member Kirstie McRobert, this comprehensive index covers issues of the journal from 1989-2009.

A printed version is available for $25.00 (including postage) from the AGHS office or you can download it for free by clicking the Download button to your right. If you find an article of interest but don't have the issue, don’t despair, back issues can be purchased via the Gift Ideas page or by contacting the AGHS office. 

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Garden Restoration Fund - Kitchen Garden, Montague Island - Colleen Morris

Plan for the Reinstatement of the Kitchen Garden, Montague Island


As reported in Australian Garden History (Oct/Nov/Dec issue, 2014), in 2013 the ACT, Monaro and Riverina Branch of the Society commissioned a plan to reinstate and interpret the former kitchen garden associated with the Montague Island Lighthouse.  This project was funded by the Branch and the national body of AGHS as part of the Garden Restoration Fund.

Colleen Morris' report (Plan for the Reinstatement of the Kitchen Garden, Montague Island)  is an outstanding example of investigation and explanation and is now available to download.

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AGHS Oral History Project

In 2001, as the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Society approached, the Australian Garden History Society initiated a program of oral histories (the National Oral History Collection). Some branches of the Society have also conducted interviews within their own regions (Branch Interviews).   


The National Collection comprises twenty interviews conducted between 2002 and 2013. Read more.... 

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2014 WA Conference papers now available!

In 2014 the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Garden History Society held the 35th Annual National Conference in Albany, WA over three days in October. A selection of eminent professionals spoke at the conference on topics varying from the geomorphology and ecology to the history of the landscape and gardens of the Great Southern Region.

A number of these papers have been collated into the 2014 AGHS Albany Conference papers that are available to download via the Download button.

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