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 and interaction
- Clare Shearman – ‘Old Treasures New Secrets’: my experiences managing historic gardens and some fun tales behind the scenes
- Fiona Eadie – The wonderful world of NZ plants: what have we got and, more to the point, where did they come from?
- Gillian Deane – Then and Now: a love story of NZ flora over time, from Sarah Featon’s paintings in the 1880s to Gillian Deane’s garden from 1995
- Bee Dawson – God, Guns and Gardens: missionary gardens in the Bay of Islands
- John Adam and Louise Beaumont – Muriel Mary Lysaght Watt AILA (1917-2005): my brilliant career
- Stuart Read – Three ‘S’s: Singapore, Sydney, Spain: keeping botanic gardens relevant in today’s world