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October 2017

Bluebell and Sculpture Walk

October 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vine Cottage, 126 Osbourne Road
Burradoo,
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$5.00
Bluebells

Wander past drifts of Bluebells and past numerous eclectic sculptures in the wonderful 'Vine Cottage' garden.

Many of the sculptures on display are for sale along with sought after plants from the SHBG Plant Growers.

EFTPOS Available. Proceeds to SHB

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December 2017

Christmas Picnic and Plant Sale

December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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Come and join us at the Gardens for an early evening picnic, view the development over the past year and share some Christmas spirit. A plant sale featuring hydrangeas and many hard to find perennials, perfect for Christmas gifts, will be held during the evening. Eftpos available. Sausage sizzle and refreshments available, or bring your own picnic. All welcome, Free Entry

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March 2018

Vessels of Change

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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Free

Earth Hour will be celebrated with a wonderful artistic exhibition by local artists Heidi McGeoch and Sam Larwill with their Vessels of Change, displaying a glowing solar powered city streetscape you can walk around. This city streetscape will be created out of 44 gallon drums, with window cut-outs and solar lighting. As the sun goes down and the lights go out at 8.30pm, the only lighting will be from solar-powered lighting and the Vessels of Change exhibition will glow in…

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April 2018

Autumn Gardens and Plant Fair 2018

April 21 - April 22

A reminder that the Autumn Gardens Weekend and Plant Fair 2018 is on 21-22 April, 9am-4pm Experience some of the larger gardens in the district that merge with pastoral surroundings, and explore smaller town gardens. A vast array of rare, unusual and hard-to-find plants will be available for purchase at the Plant Fair at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens. These plants have been raised locally by the SHBG Plant Growers Group. $35 weekend pass to all gardens $10 per individual…

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May 2018

Botanic Gardens Open Day & Music

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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Come and join us for a picnic in the gardens - and join with people all across Australia and New Zealand. Botanic Gardens Day is a national event that we will be celebrating with a programme of music from 11:00 am to 2:00pm Entry is free, refreshments and a sausage sizzle will be available. Bring your family and friends to see how our garden is progressing.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfYd1fWWC5o&feature=share What is the Botanic Gardens Open Day All About? Click to hear…

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July 2018

Hedge Laying Workshop

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oldbury Cottage Sutton Forest, NSW 2577 Australia
$75

A rare mainland opportunity workshop to learn how to traditionally ‘lay’ a hedge – i.e. cut/tilt/prop and ‘weave’ it to make it stock-proof… At historic Oldbury, a state-heritage-listed farmhouse and parkland in Sutton Forest, Southern Highlands. Layed hedges defined paddocks and fields after shepherds left for the goldfields and labour to herd flocks or protect the crops became scarce. Layed hedges were replaced after the 1850s when fencing wire arrived and became affordable. Theory & practical workshop led by James…

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Chelsea Flower Show Dinner

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bendooley Estate, Old Hume Hwy
Berrima, 2577
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$95

Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens is hosting this event with Guest Speaker Charlie Albone who was Australia's successive winner at Chelsea Flower Show in 2016 and 2017. Charlie is also a star of Lifestyle Television Channel's "Selling Houses Australia". As a respected landscape designer he will talk about preparing for Chelsea ; the construction of the display garden; the visitation by the Royal Family and his wide experience in the years prior to his entry constructing other display gardens. A wonderful…

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August 2018

Kite Flying Workshop

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
$15

Fun for all the family with a workshop building and flying kites. Suitable for all ages - young and old. $15 per person attending the workshop, including General admission, kite kit, construction & decorating. Refreshments and Sausage sizzle available Balloon sculpting & Face painting General admission: $2 https://www.trybooking.com/widget.js

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October 2018

Open Garden and Plant Sale

October 20 @ 9:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
The Kaya, 68 Clearys La
Wildes Meadow, NSW 2577 Australia
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$10

THE KAYA Open Garden & Plant Sale 20 & 21 October, 2018 Les & Elaine Musgrave ‘retired’ (as if) to the Highlands from the lower blue mountains to Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands to a garden designed by Chris Webb. Les set about making the garden his own, with offerings from the garden of an array of cool climate plants to Elaine, a botanical artist of international repute. Over the past few years Les has settled into 'The Kaya',…

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December 2018

Christmas Picnic and Plant Sale

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia

Join us in the gardens for an early evening picnic and Christmas celebration with Friends, Volunteers, and the Southern Highlands community. Enjoy an evening stroll in the garden to the strains of our local Barbershop Quartet. Activities for children will include plaster art, balloon sculpting and face painting. Bring your family, your friends, your own picnic, and some chairs or a rug. Sausage sizzle and wine bar available. Every one welcome. As we are a bird habitat garden, please leave…

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