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

October 2020

Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea Show 24-25 October

24 October, 2020 - 25 October, 2020
Lancaster Hall, Lancaster Hall, Wesley Centre
Forrest, Canberra,

The Society runs four flower shows each year. The Iris, Rhododendron and Azalea Show is the second of the spring shows. The Show will be held in the Lancaster Hall at the Wesley Uniting Church Centre in Forrest. Opening hours are Saturday noon-5pm and Sunday 11.30am- 3.15pm. There will be the usual plant stall operated by the Society and afternoon tea can be purchased on both days as well as morning tea on Sunday.

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