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    New director completes Board line-up

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by in Administration

    Grant Blanchard has been appointed as a director, bringing the number of board members to the full complement of seven. Grant served in the Royal New Zealand Navy and then began a career in publishing, which included a period as newspaper owner. He has launched several businesses including one which became a global leader in […]

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  • New Secretary for Board

    Posted on November 23, 2015 by in Administration

    SHBG Ltd has appointed Margaret Clarke as its Board Secretary to manage the business of board meetings. Margaret has extensive experience of administration and meeting procedures and currently works as an administrative officer in the School of Medicine at a Sydney University. Previously she has worked as personal assistant to both academic staff and administrators […]

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  • Farewell to Jacqui Page

    Posted on October 29, 2015 by in Administration

    On Wednesday evening SHBG Ltd joined the Rotary Club of Berrima District to farewell Jacqui Page, who has been Secretary for both organisations for many years and also a director of SHBG. Jacqui is moving to Brisbane and many of her friends and colleagues gathered at Mittagong RSL Club to give her a send-off.

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  • New directors for SHBG

    Posted on October 27, 2015 by in Administration

    Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Limited has strengthened its Board with the appointment of three new directors: Chris Blaxland has worked on various committees for the gardens for several years and before that spent 40 years as a scientifically trained senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry. Lyn Collingridge is a former solicitor with over 40 years […]

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  • Botanic gardens get together

    Posted on October 27, 2015 by in Administration

    John Bentley, President of the Friends of Melton Botanic Garden visited the Southern Highlands last weekend and met SHBG directors Chris Blaxland and Barry Barford on site. Melton Botanic Garden is a 12-year old garden situated 40km west of Melbourne and presenting flora very different from SHBG. Their collections include a Eucalyptus Arboretum and a […]

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    Harper’s Mansion fair on again

    Posted on August 6, 2015 by in Events

    Our Plant Growers group will have a stall at Harper’s Mansion Garden Fair, Berrima, on 1 November. There will be a huge selection of hardy, cool-climate plants available, all grown by Friends of the gardens. Keep watching this page for more news of the event.

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  • Council grant awarded

    Posted on August 6, 2015 by in Administration

    SHBG has won a Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme grant for $5,000. SHBG director Frank Nevill is pictured receiving the Certificate of Entitlement. The funds will go towards fitting out the new amenities block on the garden site. SHBG chairman Charlotte Webb expressed her appreciation to Council and said the grant would enable the company to […]

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  • Autumn Gardens 2016

    Posted on July 29, 2015 by in Events

    Following the success of this year’s Autumn Gardens weekend, proceedings are in full swing to organise next year’s event. The dates are 23 and 24 April 2016 and the focus will be on gardens in the Exeter/Bundanoon area as well as Bowral. An added feature will be a new-style “plant fair” at the SHBG site.

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    New fencing in place

    Posted on July 29, 2015 by in Development

    Following the signing of our lease with Council we are proceeding with additional necessary fencing and gates. New gates have already been installed in the existing fence and an additional fence has been erected around the Latham’s Snipe habitat. Interpretive signs are being prepared for the gardens so that visitors can learn more about the Snipe and the other birds that frequent the garden and ponds.

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    Amenities block nearer to completion

    Posted on July 29, 2015 by in Development

    We are now almost ready to complete our amenities block with electrical work, plumbing and drainage to take place over the coming weeks. Once completed the amenities block will enable our educational programs to begin.

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