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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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    Cullity takes plan to next level

    Posted on December 6, 2015 by in Events

    At a fundraising dinner this month organised by the Friends Committee of SHBG, guest speaker Kate Cullity brought to life her ambitious plans for the development of the gardens. A director of Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL), the firm hired by SHBG Ltd to design the gardens, Kate Cullity gave context to the vision that many in the audience had only seen previously in the form of concept or sketch plans.

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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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