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April 2018

Autumn Gardens and Plant Fair 2018

April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018

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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 21, 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

December 8, 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

March 3 @ 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

March 30 @ 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

March 30 @ 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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