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    John Olsen’s Optimism for Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens

    Posted on September 6, 2017 by in Events

    On Tuesday morning, 5th September, John Olsen AO, OBE, Australian artist of international repute; The Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire Council, Ken Halstead and friends and guests of the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, gathered for the unveiling of the Leaping Frog bronze cast sculpture.

    The Leaping Frog sculpture, generously gifted by its’ creator and beloved local resident John Olsen, marks another step forward in the development of the gardens.

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    Winner of design competition for new Visitor Centre

    Posted on July 4, 2017 by in Development

    The Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens has announced the winner of its design competition for a new Visitor Centre.

    Five award-winning architects and their design teams were selected to propose designs for the Visitor Centre. The entrants were CHROFI, Fender Katsalidis Architects, Hassell, John Wardle Architects and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

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    Music in the Gardens 2017

    Posted on April 30, 2017 by in Events

    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 including SHACapella, Three For Tea, Moss Vale High Singers, Oxley College String Orchestra, Wuka Plukas, Women Of Note, Daisy Chain and Bowral Drum Ensemble.

    At Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens
    Sunday May 28th 11am – 1pm

    Entry by a gold coin donation.

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  • Autumn Open Garden weekend 2017

    Posted on February 21, 2017 by in Events

    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 […]

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  • Hydrangea Garden Walk

    Posted on October 11, 2016 by in Events

    The Friends of the SHBG will be holding an open garden weekend on December 10th & 11th, 2016, 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 […]

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  • Music in the Gardens

    Posted on May 1, 2016 by in Events

    Featuring community singers and musicians. Sunday 29 May, 11am–1pm. FREE ENTRY.

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    Big day in May

    Posted on April 13, 2016 by in Events

    Planning is well under way for the inaugural Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day on Sunday, 29 May 2016. Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens will be supporting and taking part in this event with its own open day at the gardens site in East Bowral. As the newest botanic garden in Australia we want […]

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  • Countdown to Autumn Gardens weekend

    Posted on April 8, 2016 by in Events

      It’s now less than three weeks until the start of SHBG’s Autumn Gardens weekend. On 23 and 24 April our sixth annual open gardens weekend will showcase six superb gardens rarely open to the public. Situated from Mittagong to Bundanoon, these gardens will delight visitors with their diversity of style and character. Everything from […]

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    SHBG to participate in BGANZ Open Day

    Posted on April 4, 2016 by in Events

    The Inaugural Botanic Garden Australia and New Zealand Open Day will be held on Sunday, 29 May 2016 at over 60 Botanic Gardens across Australia and New Zealand, including Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. Every Australian State and Territory, North and South Islands of New Zealand will be represented. Each Botanic Garden will be holding its […]

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    Local dignitaries to conduct opening ceremonies at botanic gardens

    Posted on March 28, 2016 by in Development, Events

    Wollondilly MP Jai Rowell will officially open the new amenities building at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens (SHBG) site in East Bowral. The building was partly funded by a grant from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership. Other funding providers include the Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme, which will be represented by Mayor, Councillor Larry Whipper, […]

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