Australian Garden History Society

WA Branch: guided walk of Wirra Willa Gardens

Limestone entry gates and mature trees. (Photo: P. Woodward, 2020) You are invited to a guided walk of Wirra Willa Gardens with City of Armadale Project Officer Grant Nixon Afterwards please join us for lunch (at own your cost) at […]

Victoria Branch: From Dandenong to the Dandenongs

Benga  Join us for a day excursion visiting gardens in the Heritage Hill Precinct, Dandenong, and Culraven, Olinda. Departure: 9.00am sharp Russell St Extension Bus Loop (behind Ian Potter Gallery) Return: approx. 5,00pm depending on traffic Cost: $120 members $140 […]

ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: Exploring Green Griffith

AGHS has planned an early April walk through the suburb of Griffith, just as we near the end of Daylight Saving.  Griffith is one of Canberra's oldest suburbs, rich in parks and fine trees, and with several streets following Walter […]

South Australia Branch: Temple of Flora exhibition

Meet for coffee at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and visit the Museum of Economic Botany to view Dr Thorton’s Temple of Flora exhibition. Please let Richard Heathcote know you will be there, so that he can watch out for you […]

Southern Highlands Branch: South Coast Coach Tour

Open for Bookings  The eagerly awaited South Coast Tour has now been finalised and Ray Bradley has again created a diverse and wonderful 3-day/2-night tour for all of us to enjoy. Highlights include: a Paul Bangay-inspired garden in Braidwood the […]

ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: A Day at Retford Park

Retford Park (photo Robyn Oates) We are delighted to invite you to a day out at the historic Retford Park house and gardens in Bowral. Retford Park’s European history extends back to 1821. In the 1880s the property was acquired […]

Sydney Branch: Leslie Wilkinson’s career and garden making

Professor Leslie Wilkinson on the ship Naldera, NSW, c.1930 (NLA: Fairfax archive, glass plate negative. PIC Row 14/7/5 #PIC/15611/8409)   An Illustrated Talk by Flavia Scardamaglia. Heritage consultant Flavia Scardamaglia gives a re-introduction to Leslie Wilkinson, best-known as the first […]

Zoom lecture: Big Hearted Gardens

You are invited to our annual Winter webinar and fundraiser for the Nina Crone Writing Fund Big Hearted Gardens: Community and Care at the Melbourne Flower & Garden Show Join landscape architect Emma Sheppard-Simms and go behind the scenes of the Melbourne International Flower and […]

Tasmania Branch: Convict Gardeners & their Gardens

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart & Ann Cripps present "Convict Gardeners & their Gardens" in the Chapel at the Hobart Penitentiary followed by guided tours of this historic convict site built in the 1830s. The interactive Convict Memorial with digitised records of 75,00 […]

Zoom lecture: Gardens and land management in Western Victoria

Winter online zoom lecture by Dr Raymond Madden, Senior Lecturer, Anthropologist, in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University James Dawson, (1806-1900), was a prominent pastoralist in the colonial history of western Victoria.  In 1881 he published, ' Australian Aborigines: […]

Victoria Branch: Free Walk and Talk at Uambi

Walk and Talk at Uambi, a cultural landscape, Heathmont, with Trevor Pitkin and Trust for Nature Uambi is a site in two distinct, but blended parts - the conserved ecosystem managed by Trust for Nature since 1980, and the stages […]