Contents

 

Tasmania’s lost 18th-century gardens        John Mulvaney

In 1788 and 1792 William Bligh, and in 1783 Bruny d’Entrecasteaux directed the establishment of Tasmania’s first European vegetable gardens.

 

Wombat Park – the ‘New Garden’        Anne Vale

Australian Garden History 27(2) covered the early history of Wombat Park near Daylesford, Victoria, and its ‘Old Garden’. The 20thcentury history of the ‘New Garden’ involved the work of garden designer William Sangster.

 

Planting palette in the ‘New Garden’        Miffy Gilbert

Wombat Park’s New Garden took shape from 1910 to 1916. The tree list in the New Garden is just as impressive as the Old Garden, and reflects changes in taste as well as a broadening of the available plant palette. There is a shift from conifers to deciduous trees.

 

Guildford’s historic rose hedge        John Viska

On 25 September 2015 the fifth in a series of community plantings took place to reinstate a historic hedge of roses at Guildford, WA.

 

What is heritage?        Richard Offen

An exploration of what is ‘heritage’, how it reflects how we see ourselves and our identity as individuals, communities and as a nation.

 

The Antarctic garden, 16 years on        Pat Quilty

The Antarctic garden was established in 1997 in the grounds of the Australian Antarctic Division at Kingston, Tasmania. The plant selection and what could be chosen for this garden is detailed.

 

The Berrima Bridge nurseries        Laurel Cheetham

Much of the plant material that is mature and highly visible in the Southern Highlands today was grown locally at nurseries which have now closed. Between 1943 and 2000 the most significant in terms of its influence on the landscape was Berrima Bridge Nurseries at Berrima owned and operated by Claude and Isobel Crowe.

 

From garden to table: new perspectives in garden history

An overview of the one-day symposium held on 15 October 2015 at the Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

 

2015 annual conference

‘Garden to table: productive garden history’ was the theme of the Australian Garden History

Society’s 36th annual national conference. Aptly, it began on FAO’s World Food Day. Spectacular displays of fruit and vegetables in a huge heritage wheelbarrow graced the stage during the conference.

 

Profile: Camilla Stephens

A profile of AGHS’s national management committee member Camilla Stephens.

 

Robert Knopwood’s kitchen garden

Although there are few remains of the first bountiful garden in Battery Point planted by the Reverend Robert Knopwood, it has been brought to life in a botanical exhibition at Narryna Heritage Museum in Hobart’s Battery Point.