Highlands Garden Society Bowral Inc.


The Society is located in the Southern Highlands of NSW centred on the town of Bowral, and was founded in December 1976 among a group of people who wanted to share their love of gardening in a context that was welcoming and open.

An excellent full history of the Society called ‘The First Thirty Years’ was published in 2007 and is available in our Society’s library. The enthusiasm of members has resulted in it being a most successful, large garden group.


Members with expert knowledge generously share their gardening experience. Speakers from beyond the Society have brought additional information and insights.

The Trading Table and Seed Table of member propagated plants and seeds is now an accepted part of each meeting and its Library has grown to become one of the best in Australia.


Visits to members’ gardens have long been a popular aspect of the Society’s life and Garden Tours have helped to extend friendship with like minded people in other areas and have been worthwhile learning experiences.

General Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from January to November at 7.00pm for 7.30pm in the hall at the Uniting Church, Cnr. Bendooley and Boolwey Streets, Bowral. Because there are many activities at the meeting it is recommended that you arrive early.





Next General Meeting

Friday 7:30 pm
20th October 2017.
Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Bendooley and Boolwey Sts Bowral

2017 Camellia Show

A Message from Judy Keast, Camellia Show convenor

 This year’s show had beautiful blooms and interesting floral art, Congratulations to all exhibitors. Thank you to all who helped setup and dismantle this event. My heartfelt thank you to you all. To the stewards and scribes who assisted the judges, and certificate writers and the computer recorder. No easy job, but thank you. To the kitchen staff, scone makers, jam makers I say thank you too. To the meet & greeters, registration ladies and raffle ticket sellers, my sincere thank you. And to our wonderful hall manager, Glynn you give so much of yourself to the Society. We really appreciate you.

Autumn Garden in Bundanoon

Autumn Garden in Bundanoon


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