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March 2019

Vic Branch: Lecture – Greg Johnson: Write to Garden

28 March @ 6:00 pm

The late 19th Century and the end of the Victorian era saw a more diverse and confident Australia emerge. Technology, science, new forms of communication, and a robust democracy heralded the start of the modern era. Greg Johnson's lecture will…

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April 2019

Sydney Branch: Talk on underwater cultural heritage from the Great War

10 April @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tim Smith, OAM, Director Operations, Heritage Division, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will talk on underwater cultural heritage from the Great War. Tim’s talk will cover his active volunteer involvement in a range of international military archaeological projects including battlefield…

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Vic Branch: Lecture – Japanese Gardens: The Borrowed Landscapes

11 April @ 6:00 pm

The Japanese have a talent for borrowing ideas and making them their own – especially in their gardens. Japanese Gardens: The Borrowed Landscapes is an introduction to the three best-known styles of gardens in Japan. In this lecture, Su Laird…

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May 2019

ACT Branch: A visit to the Director’s residence and garden, Mt Stromlo

5 May @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Many see Mount Stromlo as a place for science, but it was also a home to many people over the last 100 years. Originally known as Observatory House, the Director’s Residence was completed in 1928 to accommodate the Director of Mount Stromlo…

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Vic Branch: Walk and Talk – Edinburgh Gardens

5 May @ 2:00 pm

Tim Gatehouse will lead this walk and talk through Edinburgh Gardens. The land for the Edinburgh Gardens was set aside for public recreation in 1862, It contains 24 hectares, comprising open parkland and sporting facilities, including a football ground and…

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Vic Branch: Lecture – Purdom and Farrer: Plant Hunters on the Eaves of China

16 May @ 6:00 pm

In this lecture we will hear of two unusual men, both born in 1880, the year of the death of the great plant hunter, Robert Fortune. William Purdom was the eldest son of a head gardener in the English Lake…

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June 2019

ACT Branch: Lecture Ocean’s Gay Flowers – Uncovering the Mysteries of Australian seaweed collections of the 19th century

13 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Julie Ryder, award winning art-science practitioner, describes her journey to identify the anonymous collector of an album of seaweed specimens from the 19th century. This quest began with her arts residency at the National Museum of Australia in 2016. Her…

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July 2019

ACT Branch: Lecture: Shared dreams and destinies: botanic gardens of Melbourne and Sydney

4 July @ 6:00 pm

Speaker: Professor Timothy J. Entwisle A joint event with the Friends of the National Library. Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden turned 200 in 2016, and Melbourne’s celebrates its 175th in 2021. They are two of the older botanic gardens outside of Europe,…

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October 2019

AGHS 40th Annual National Conference 2019

25 October - 27 October
Museum of New Zealand, 55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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We are delighted to offer you a New Zealand conference including beautiful gardens, expert NZ speakers in an outstanding venue - National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Click Here to Register New Zealand is no longer overlooked as a…

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AGHS Tour of New Zealand’s South Island

29 October @ 8:00 am - 11 November @ 5:00 pm

A 14-day escorted tour from 29 October to 11 November 2019 (commencing after the Optional Day on Monday). Join Lynne Walker, on a personal tour to New Zealand to visit her favourite gardens. Visiting the best of the South Island’s…

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