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Members are invited to attend one and a half days of lectures by stimulating international and national speakers who are specialists in their fields, including garden design, landscape architecture, garden history and cultural and environmental history.


Each year the AGHS hold a National Conference in a different region within Australia. The first conference was held in Melbourne in 1980 where the Society was formed. Since then Conferences have been held in the Armidale, Bowral and Sydney in NSW. Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne in Victoria. Canberra, Launceston and Hobart. Adelaide and Mt Gambier in South Australia. Toowoomba and Maryborough in Queensland and Albany in Western Australia.


The program always includes a day and a half of visits to many wonderful historic and contemporary public and private gardens. Extra days of garden visits are usually offered as an optional extra.


Associate YOUR name with the AGHS Conference – contact the office for the latest sponsorship guidelines.


The Australian Garden History Society’s 38th Annual Conference is in Hamilton, New Zealand 

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October 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 proposals for papers from all possible angles and at all scales from local to global, vernacular to scientific, academic to populist. We also encourage proposals for alternative formats such as snap talks, panel discussions, workshops, and Q&A sessions.




The AGHS regularly conducts specialised tours throughout Australia and recently in Europe. The Society always endeavours to engage leaders who are knowledgeable and highly skilled in conducting tours.


These tours are wonderful opportunities to explore particular areas or themes in garden history and visit gardens rarely open to the public. Numbers are limited giving participants every chance to interact with leaders, garden owners and other participants.Each year the AGHS holds tours in association with the National Conference, please refer to the Conference information above or the News and Events page for more information.


From time to time AGHS Branches conduct excellent tours in regional areas. Look through the activities under Branch pages to find one which may interest you.



2017 AGHS Tour of the Greek Islands with Trisha Dixon 




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