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Building Appeal

We need your help to fund our exciting Education Centre - the first major step to deliver on our vision to be the leader in advancing knowledge of horticulture to the wider community.

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Autumn Open Gardens

In April each year 5 unique private gardens open to their gates to visitors in support of the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. Each year features a different group of gardens.

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Autumn Plant Fair

Every April the SHBG hosts a boutique collector's Plant Fair, including art, food, wine and specialist nurseries from NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

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Music in the Gardens

In conjunction with botanic gardens across Australia and New Zealand, we will celebrate our Botanic Garden with music. Bring a picnic, bring your friends and join us for this international day of Botanic Gardens. Refreshments available. Entry by donation

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