Promoting the pleasures of gardening in Canberra and the surrounding region

Welcome to HSOC – The Horticultural Society of Canberra Inc.

About Us

The Society was formed in 1929. Initially it aimed to foster the spirit of gardening in Australia’s very new national capital so that Canberra might become a ‘garden city’. The Society has been involved in many activities over the years including: seed distribution to members, planning the National Rose Garden, garden and flower competitions, public talks and floral displays, as well as the present day Shows, Bruce Trial Garden, and production of The Canberra Gardener.

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July 2019

Information Evening 15 July

15 July, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wesley Foyer, Wesley Uniting Church Centre,
Forrest, Canberra,

The program for each Information Evening comprises a guest speaker, a free raffle, supper and a chat. All welcome. The speaker for Monday 15 July is John Neilson who will talk about Growing carnivorous plants in Canberra.

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