From 2pm on Saturday 17 September, Bowral’s famous Bong Bong Street comes alive with a colorful parade to entertain people of all ages. Marching bands, floats, fire engines, performers and classic cars all participate in a street parade that is uniquely Southern Highlands.Find out more »
Stroll through 8 beautiful gardens ranging from smaller town gardens to larger country gardens. Tickets can be purchased for 1 garden or all 8 gardens $5 per garden or $20 for all 8 gardens Tickets are valid for 2 days: Saturday and Sunday 8 and 9 October 2016 Gardens will be open from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Garden descriptions and tickets are available from the Community Technology Centre, Illawarra HighwayFind out more »
Now in its 20th Year the Bundanoon Garden Ramble on October 22nd and 23rd once again promises to be an enjoyable event attracting visitors from all parts of the state and beyond. Open from 9.30 to 4.30pm nine private gardens will showcase their diversity of plantings, ranging from large and small, cottage, acreage and park gardens providing inspiration to all who visit. Visit the gardens and other activities by bicycle; use the free shuttle bus or if you wish to avoid delays use…Find out more »
Open Garden in aid of Father Riley's Youth Off the Streets. Tony & Vall Turnbull will be opening their garden at 21 Spring Hill Grove, Sutton Forest this coming Saturday 19th November 2pm - 5pm. $10 admission including afternoon Tea. Entertainment, stalls, croquet demonstrations, Brass Band, singers and more. No DogsFind out more »
The Friends of the SHBG will be holding an open garden weekend featuring three adjoining gardens brimming with Hydrangeas, Roses and fabulous perennials. Enter through 56 Burradoo Rd and meander through the adjoining gardens, culminating in the garden of 'The Garden House' where the SHBG plant Propagators will be holding a Plant Sale featuring Hydrangeas, Hostas, Francoas and many hard to find perennials. Tickets will be available at the entry at 56 Burradoo Rd. Entry $10 covers all three gardens…Find out more »
Come and join us at the gardens for an early evening picnic, with carols led by “Women Of Note”, the singers who made our Music in the Gardens such a success. Bring your family, your friends, your own picnic, and some chairs or a rug. Coffee Culture will be onsite for coffee, pastries and some warm things to augment your picnic basket. We ask for a gold coin donation to cover the costs of a marquee and sound system. No…Find out more »
With the autumn leaves falling and beautiful mild days, it’s the perfect time to visit the Southern Highlands, especially when there are gardens to explore.
Three town gardens — Carisbrooke and Retford Park in Bowral and Yarrawin in Burradoo.
Three country gardens — Wildewood and Dragon Farm in Wildes Meadow and 5th Chapter Estate in Avoca.
Tickets available online at shbg.com.au and at each of the gardens on the day.
$40 full weekend pass provides entry to all 6 gardens
$8 single garden entry | Schoolchildren free
Gardens open from 10:00am – 4:00pmFind out more »
Many rare, unusual and hard to find plants, all grown in the Southern Highlands.
From Androsace to Zauschneria and everything in between, the SHBG Plant Fair offers an extraordinary array of plants grown by the SHBG Plant Growers Group.
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens — corner of Old South Road & Kangaloon Road, Bowral.
Free entry. Plant crèche available.
Open from 9:00am–4:00pm
100% OF PROCEEDS FROM PLANTS SALES GOES DIRECTLY TO SHBGFind out more »
Invite your friends and family to our second 'Music in the Gardens' event in celebration of the National Botanic Garden Open Day.
Local community musicians include SHACapella, Three For Tea, Moss Vale High Singers, Oxley College String Orchestra, Wuka Plukas, Women Of Note, Daisy Chain and Bowral Drum Ensemble.
Entry is a gold coin donation.
Tea, coffee, cake and hot food will be available to purchase, or bring your own picnic.Find out more »