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October 2018

Open Garden and Plant Sale

Saturday 20 October, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday 21 October, 2018 @ 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

Saturday 8 December, 2018 @ 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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March 2019

Oldbury Cocktails

Sunday 3 March @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oldbury, Oldbury Rd
SUTTON FOREST, NSW 2577 Australia
$50

JOIN US FOR A COCKTAIL PARTY and the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Building Appeal Launch Join us at this unique event in one of the most beautiful gardens in the Southern Highlands as the last rays of Summer - and the first rays of Autumn – cast light across the sweeping lawns of this historic property. Enjoy the company of others, good food and drinks as the Botanic Gardens Building Appeal is launched in the company of Australia’s Chelsea Flower…

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Earthhour 2019

Saturday 30 March @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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Shaping a renewable future To celebrate Earth Hour, the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, with support from Wingecarribee Shire Council are inviting the community to Shaping a clean future a special event being held at the Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens on Saturday 30 March from5.30pm until 9:00pm. Shaping a clean future purpose is to encourage the community to come together toward a sustainable future by engaging in all things renewable energy. HELP US MAKE A GIANT SOLAR POWERED FOOTPRINT! We want…

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Lantern making Workshop

Saturday 30 March @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens, 1 Old South Rd
BOWRAL, NSW 2576 Australia
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$5

Lantern Making Workshop As part of the Earth Hour celebrations, we will be holding a children's Solar lantern making workshop, for kids aged between 4-10 years old. This workshop will require you to book your spot so you don’t miss out. Once the lanterns are made, the children and their lanterns will form a lantern parade to showcase their efforts. Cost for workshop, including all materials: $5 + booking fee Please include the ages of the children so we can…

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April 2019

Autumn Open Gardens and Plant Fair

Saturday 27 April @ 9:00 am - Sunday 28 April @ 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 @ 9:00 am - Sunday 28 April @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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