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Parramatta Hills - Meeting & talk: History of Garden Design using Australian Native Plants

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • Gumnut Hall Gumnut Place Cherrybrook

Parramatta Hills Group of the Australian Plants Society Meeting Saturday 22 June at 2 pm

Speaker Stuart Read “History of Garden Design using Australian Native Plants”

Do you think we started using native plants in gardens in the 1960s and 1970s? You may be surprised. Right from early in the colony, some saw the beauty and usefulness of native plants. We had an early export trade, marketing some overseas. Certain ones formed part of 'crazes' here, for a time. Learn more about our history of using native plants in Australian gardens over time in this talk by landscape historian, Stuart Read.

Stuart Read is a specialist in landscape and garden history, with a passion for design and plants. He has experience in private sector and governments on forests, biodiversity, planning and design. 

His focus is assessing, conserving and managing natural and cultural heritage. Stuart prepares nominations for NSW State Heritage Register listings for the Heritage Council. He gives lectures, talks and seminars. 

He has previously worked for the Federal Government’s Biodiversity and Heritage units, on World and National Heritage listings and management. His publications include Sydney University Press’ Gardens of History & Imagination: Growing NSW (2016) and the Australian Garden History Society’s online lists of ANZAC and other Avenues of Honour.

The meeting will be held at Gumnut Hall Gumnut Place Cherrybrook on Saturday 22 June at 2pm. Visitors welcome

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