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Garden Restoration Publication - Image Request

The Society is currently undertaking a new publication on Garden Restoration and we need your assistance.   Many of the Branches and members have undertaken their own local garden restoration projects over the years and we would like to encourage you in supply us with copies of your images to be included in this new publication. Please send your images to the National Office info@gardenhistorysociety.org.au by Tuesday 28 February.   Please send through the project name, a small description, and the photographers details.   ... More

2017 AGHS Tour of the Greek Islands with Trisha Dixon

MONDAY 12 - MONDAY 26 JUNE 2017 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW! Hurry places filling fast! Over 15 days we take in the best of the Greek Islands, immersing ourselves in the landscape and culture of this stunning part of the Mediterranean Landscape, gardens, botanising, history, literature, art, mythology, poetry, sunshine, sparkling sea to swim in, wine and memorable long meals of delicious Greek food – overlaid by the gracious and generous spirited people we will be visiting and meeting. For more information and for the booking form, please click ... More

2017 Annual Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS - DUE DATE EXTENDED TUESDAY 30 JANUARY 2017 The Australian Garden History Society is seeking submissions for its 2017 Annual Conference which will take place from 27–29 October 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. People | Place | Landscape: expanding garden history will provide a forum to meet, share, and kindle engagement with gardens, gardening, garden making, and cultural landscapes. We are seeking contributions that will excite participants through the range of possibilities that this broad territory holds. We welcome... More

Albany Garden Restoration Project

Queen’s Gardens, Albany will be familiar to those of you in Western Australia as well as the AGHS members who attended the National Conference in 2014. Working collaboratively with the City of Albany and the Frederickstown Progress Association, the WA branch also provided a grant from the AGHS Garden Restoration Fund. (matched by the National body) to go towards the completion of this important project. The gardens and Queen’s Rotunda, located along Stirling Terrace and constructed in 1898 were built in commemoration of Queen Victo... More

Nth NSW Branch: Oral History Oral History Workshop, with Assoc. Prof. Janis Wilton OAM.

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March Oral History training weekend in Armidale with Assoc. Prof. Janis Wilton OAM. - AGHS members only Two-day practical workshop at UNE Heritage Centre. Limited to 10 participants because of the nature of the hands-on training. No direct cost to participants apart from meals, the rationale being that members are undergoing training to be AGHS interviewers. Pro-rata financial contribution from AGHS branch of participant welcome. NNSW group to organise billets for out-of-town participants.  Contact Graham Wilso... More

Vic Branch: Autumn Lecture

Monday 20 March ‘Significant Historical House & Garden, Wombat Park, Daylesford’ Illustrated Lecture by Miffy Gilbert 6.00pm for 6.30pm. Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Birdwood Avenue South Yarra.   AGHS Members $20, Non Members $25, Students $10 with student card.    Book through    Enquiries to Lorraine Powell, Chair, AGHS Victorian Branch. Email: lorraineepowell@gmail.com   Image courtesy of Garden Drum More

VIC Branch: Mount Boninyong Homestead Garden

Monday 10 April, 6.00pm for 6.30pm,  Autumn Lecture –‘Putting Mount Boninyong Homestead Garden into Context’   Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Birdwood Avenue South Yarra.   Eight generations, one garden.  The family stories and the historical overview as told by the owner and the historian. AGHS Members $20, Non Members $25, Students $10 with student card.   Book through    Enquiries to Lorraine Powell, Chair, AGHS Victorian Branch. Email: lorraineepowell@gmail... More

Nth NSW Branch: Weekend Tour with Tom Roberts

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April   Participants will visit the site of “Bailed Up’ and other Tom Roberts paintings plus six historic homesteads and Inverell town gardens. Mini-bus from Armidale; overnight in Inverell.   Bookings essential. Contact Liz Chappell liz.chappell3@gmail.com Cost To be confirmed. Brochure available shortly More

SH Branch: Victorian Gardens and Historic Homes Tour

Monday 1 to Tuesday 9 May 2017 Victorian Gardens and Historic Homes Tour   The nine-day tour of Victorian Gardens and Historic  Homes will visit north-east Victoria, centred at Beechworth, before travelling to Melbourne to visit several venues, including Rippon Lea, Bickleigh Vale, the Melba Estate, Cruden Farm, the McLelland Gallery and the Australian Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne. On the way home to the Southern Highlands, the tour will visit the Gippsland area (Warragul area) to see Broughton Hall and the Jindivick Country Garde... More

UPDATED! Call for proposals: National ‘Landscapes At Risk: Watch & Action' List

‘Landscapes At Risk: Watch & Action' List At National Management Committee meeting in June 2015 it was decided to prepare a list of ‘Landscapes at Risk’, as part of our mission to promote awareness and conservation of significant gardens and cultural landscapes through engagement, research, advocacy and activities should be developed. In the last six months the list has developed into a 'Watch  & Action' list.   The criteria for ‘at risk’ are as follows; active current ... More

AGHS Annual Report 2015 - 16

Australian Garden History Society is please to provide you with the Annual Report for the period of 2015 - 16. To download the report please click on the download button.  More

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