As part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of its establishment, the Australian Garden History Society invites entries in our inaugural Garden History Photo Competition (closing date 15 January 2021). Entries should reflect the aims of the Australian Garden […]
Gardeners have long built and re-built communities. Great swathes of land and some important Australian gardens were lost or significantly damaged in the fire and hailstorms of the 2019-2020 summer. In keeping with the AGHS mission to promote awareness through […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Shirley Stackhouse interviewed 23 November 2006 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis Shirley Stackhouse was virtually brought up in her grandfather’s rose nursery. George Henry Heers, was the Director of Dairying for the Department of Agriculture […]
Interview Recording Part 1 Part 2 Interview Transcript Cedric Bryant interviewed 15 May 2019 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis Cedric seizes opportunities at every turn: he recounts a story of enterprise and endeavour. He discusses his family’s background in […]
Interview Recording Part one: Part two: Interview Transcript Interview Transcript Max Bourke 20 November 2019 Synopsis Interview Summary Max Bourke 19 November 2019
This video tells the history of the unusual Pialligo Redwood plantation in Canberra, recently stressed by drought and then by bushfire. Luckily the Sequoia trees are resilient and regrowth is already visible, ensuring the trees and their important heritage values […]
Canberra, the Garden City and Capital of Australia is recognised as one of the best examples in the world of a planned city. It has millions of mature trees and other plantings in what was an unforgiving limestone plain, providing […]
Expanding Horizons In 2019 the Australian Garden History Society held its 40th Annual National Conference at the National Museum of New Zealand,Wellington on 25–27 October 2019. Conference presentations were given by: James Beattie – Chinese market gardening in New Zealand: exchange […]
The Australian Garden History Society turns 40 in 2020 and to celebrate, an exciting range of events and projects are planned around the theme ‘People, Plants and Places’. An Australia-wide Virtual Garden Party on Sunday 22 March 2020 will be […]
A photographic study of Belmont Estate can be explored by clicking here.
After our ‘Expanding Horizons’ 2019 conference in New Zealand, an increased awareness of and interest in plants native to Aoteoroa in Australian gardens might be arising. From the Society’s 2013 ‘Gardens with Altitude’ conference in Armidale comes this paper by […]
The Australian Garden History Society is pleased to provide you with the AGHS Annual Report 2018-2019.
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Thomas Garnett MA OAM, interviewed 7 November 2002 by Jane Holth Synopsis Coming soon… Reference Obituary Thomas Garnett MA, OAM, 2006
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Dr Sophie Ducker, interviewed 6 September – 21 October 2002 by Jane Holth Synopsis Coming soon… Reference The following Journal contains an article on Dr Sophie Ducker: Australian Garden History, Vol. 30 No. […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Dr Miranda Morris, interviewed 14 June 2003 by Sallyann Dakis Synopsis Dr Miranda Morris became involved in the Australian Garden History Society whilst working for the School of Environmental Design at the Tasmanian College […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Fairie Nielsen, interviewed October 2004 by Sallyann Dakis Synopsis Fairie (Mary) Nielsen, who described herself as ‘just a farmer’, was asked to join the Tasmanian Australian Garden History Society branch committee in 1984 as […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Mary Dougan, interviewed 6 and 21 September 2006 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis Mary Dougan was a sprightly 104 when interviewed in September 2006 for the AGHS Oral History Collection. Well known in garden circles, […]
Interview Recordings Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Interview Transcript Victor Crittenden OAM, interviewed 20 October 2010 by Roslyn Burge Narrative Transcript Victor Crittenden OAM, interviewed 20 October 2010 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis Victor Crittenden OAM was treasurer, […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Professor Richard Clough AM, interviewed 9 December 2003 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis Richard Clough was born in 1921 in Wagga Wagga where his family had been since the 1850s. He described early influences… My […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Chris Betteridge, interviewed 20 March 2007 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis Chris was the original landscape and environmental specialist in the Heritage and Conservation Branch of the NSW Department of Planning from 1978 and over […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Jan Gluskie, interviewed 4 December 2003 by Roslyn Burge Synopsis The first Sydney Branch Committee met in August 1993 and by the end of the year learnt it was to present the National Conference […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript John Viska, interviewed 11 October 2018 by Patsy Vizents Synopsis John Viska is the current Chairman of the WA branch of the Australian Garden History Society and has held the position three times. He […]
Interview Recording Interview Transcript Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE, interviewed 9 September 2002 by Jane Holth Synopsis Dame Elisabeth Murdoch was interviewed on 9 September 2002, by Jane Holth, for the Australian Garden History Society Oral History Collection. […]
Dr Jessica Hood featured on the ABC 7:30 Report on Monday 1st April, 2019. Everyone at AGHS wishes Jess all the best in her new role at Heritage Victoria. “I was on ABC 730 tonight talking about this and other […]
Gardens in Times of Peace and Conflict In 2018 the Australian Garden History Society held its 39th Annual National Conference in the Southern Highlands, NSW, on 29–29 October 2018. The Report of the 39th Annual National Conference: Part 1 Introduction […]
Programme of International Symposium “Tree avenues – from War to Peace” 12 & 13 November 2018 – Liffol-le-Grand (France) Presentation by Stuart Read, AGHS National Management Committee member Stuart Read, Landscape architect, horticulturist and expert member of ICOMOS-IFLA international scientific […]
The index to Australian Garden History makes it easy to find articles, gardens, or other gems contained in volumes 1–20. Compiled by AGHS member Kirstie McRobert, this comprehensive index covers issues of Australian Garden History from 1989-2009. Download […]
The Australian Garden History Society is pleased to provide you with the AGHS Annual Report 2017-2018.
On her death Lady Law-Smith bequeathed to the Australian Garden History Society the publication rights to the book, ‘Kindred Spirits: A Botanical Correspondence’. This tells the life stories of Joan Law-Smith and the fine botanist and naturalist, Jean Galbraith, and their […]
For information on our conference in 2017 please contact the AGHS National Office.