Australian Garden History Society

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Australian Garden History Society


Australian Garden History Society

Our Mission: The Australian Garden History Society promotes awareness and conservation of significant gardens and cultural landscapes through engagement, research, advocacy and activities.

Formed in 1980, the AGHS brings together people from diverse backgrounds united by an appreciation of and concern for our parks, gardens and cultural landscapes as part of Australia’s heritage. The Society promotes knowledge of historic gardens, significant landscapes and research into their history. It aims to examine gardens and gardening in their widest social, historic, literary, artistic and scientific context.

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The Australian Garden History Society is a not-for-profit membership based organisation with approximately 1800 members throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and USA. Membership is open to everyone.

  • Publishes a Journal, Australian Garden History, four times per year, which each member receives as part of their membership
  • Publishes books, booklets and conference proceedings on relevant topics
  • Holds an annual Conference
  • Provides funding for Garden Recordings and Garden Restoration as well as having a special fund – the Kindred Spirits Fund – to foster the education, scientific, scholarly, literary and artistic aspects of the Society’s interests
  • Has active Branches in all states and the ACT, which arrange local activities and act as advocates for issues which are of interest to the Society

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