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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Upcoming events

January 2021

Information Evening 18 January

18 January, 2021 @ 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. At this meeting, three experienced exhibitors will talk about the selection, preparation and staging of exhibits in our flower shows.

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