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 Demonstration Garden, and production of The Canberra Gardener.

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October 2020

Information Evening 19 October

19 October, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wesley Foyer, Wesley Music Centre, 20-22 National Circuit
Forrest, Canberra, Australia

The program for each Information Evening comprises a guest speaker, a free raffle, supper and a chat. All welcome. The speaker for the evening will be Rainer Rehwinkel whose topic will be "Managing birds in domestic house gardens". To find out more about related events, go to the Activities and Events page.

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