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April 2019

Autumn Open Gardens and Plant Fair

Saturday 27 April, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Sunday 28 April, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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2019 promises to be an exciting year for the Autumn Garden Weekend and Plant Fair. This year we are featuring four town gardens ‘Bangala’, ‘Gowan Brae’, ‘Timbarra’ and ‘Wirreanda’  in Bowral and the extensive and historic rural garden ‘Rotherwood’ at Sutton Forest. All five gardens are very different. Bangala & Timbarra are mature plant collectors gardens while Gowan Brae is renowned for its perennials and roses. Wirreanda is a unique large two acre town garden surrounding a classic 1960’s house…

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2019 Plant Fair

Saturday 27 April, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Sunday 28 April, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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Southern Highlands Plant Fair is part of the Autumn Open Garden Weekend. Now in its 9th year, the Southern Highlands Plant Fair this year will welcome stall holders from across NSW and Victoria, along with some local nurseries and of course the plants grown by the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Entry $10 to the Plant Fair or $35 for the Plant Fair and all 5 Open Gardens or $32 ticket for groups of…

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May 2019

Music in the Gardens

Sunday 26 May, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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Join the Wingecarribee Vocal Muster in celebrating the International Botanical Gardens Day at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens with music and picnic in the gardens. The Muster present the Shires young emerging artists - Cassidy, Savannah, Amelia, Sebastian, Javiera and Michael performing for you throughout the day. Head down to the Gardens for a great day. Entry to the gardens is by donation. Barbecue and refreshments are available.

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August 2019

2019 Kite Flying Workshop

Sunday 11 August, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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$15

Fun for all the family with a workshop building and flying kites. Suitable for all ages - young and old. Bring your own kite or enrol in a kite making workshop Costs: $15 Workshop  or     $20  Workshop plus sausage sizzle Costs include kite kit, construction & decorating Refreshments and Sausage sizzle available Balloon sculpting & Face painting Admission to the garden by donation

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Corrective Tree Pruning Workshop

Sunday 18 August, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
$75

Come along and learn the finer details of pruning and training your trees to ensure great structure and reduced maintenance in the long term. Paul d'Hondt (Level 5 arborist) will talk about different aspects of tree pruning, followed by practical demonstrations on different trees in the garden Time: 10am - 2pm Cost: $75 Morning tea and lunch included Wet weather: Notifications will be posted on the website and ticket holders advised on the day if the weather will impact on…

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October 2019

Harper’s Plant Fair

Sunday 27 October, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Harpers Mansion, Old Hume Hwy
BERRIMA, NSW 2577 Australia
$5

Join us at the Harper's Plant Fair, held every second year at the National Trust property in Berrima. SHBG Nursery Friends have been working hard over the past year to provide unusual plants suited to the growing conditions in the Southern Highlands. All our plants have been originally sourced from gardens in the area, then tended and managed by our growing Friends.  

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November 2019

Feather Flower Workshop

Sunday 3 November, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henrietta Rosa Room, 24 Bendooley St Bowral, 22 Bendooley St
Bowral, NSW 2576 Australia
$75

Master Craftsman and Milliner Peggy Stone is supporting SHBG with a Feather Flower Workshop onsite at SHBG on Sunday 3 November from 10am to 1pm. This is an ideal opportunity to create your own flower to use as a fashion adornment or for decorative use. Materials supplied but please bring your own sharp scissors and some tweezers. No particular prior experience required. For something different please join us at this workshop. Cost: $75 per person, including all materials, lunch and…

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December 2019

Christmas Picnic and Plant Sale

Saturday 7 December, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
Free

Join us for a picnic in the garden and our first summer sale of plants from the nursery. Lots of hydrangeas, collectables and hardy plants available. Sausage sizzle available or bring your own picnic. Live music with Darren Powell.

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February 2020

Movie under the Stars – Hidden Figures

Saturday 15 February @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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As a local community organisation we know how supportive and generous this community is in supporting others. The bushfire emergency has affected us all and our local Rural Fire Service needs our help. Please gather up friends and family to enjoy the award winning “ Hidden Figures” Bring your own chair and picnic rug for a catered picnic dinner. Meet the women you don't know behind the mission you do Gates open 6pm, screening 8-10 pm Ticket prices - $50…

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March 2020

Trash to Treasure Creative Workshop

Saturday 28 March @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
$5

Unfortunately we have decided to postpone our Earth Hour Sculpture in the Garden event due to the current health concerns. Although we do not meet the criteria for banned events, we have decided to act responsibly and postpone the event to a later date. Children's Workshop During our annual Earth Hour event on Saturday March 28 we will once again have our popular children’s art-based workshops. In keeping with the Sustainability theme, the children will work with well-known jeweller, teacher…

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