Plant Motifs

The supporters of a Southern Highlands regional gallery will present 'Plant Motifs’ an exhibition of prints from the collection by key mid to late 20th century Australian print makers who have been inspired by the natural world.

Plants as motifs in art have been used to represent the ‘civilisation’ of land by westerners and also the indigenous ‘wildness’ of exotic places. Artists Una Foster, John Coburn, Alun Leach-Jones and Robyn Mayo have used plants as motifs in their artworks via direct observation and synthesising their forms.

The Supporters of a Southern Highlands Regional Gallery Inc having been active since 1994 in encouraging the arts and lobbying for a Regional Gallery in the Wingecarribee Shire.

Note: This exhibition is part of the Open Gardens on the above mentioned dates – the normal entry fee will apply.


Image:  Print by Robyn Mayo


1325 Old South Road, Bowral


Open Gardens:
The gardens will opened on the first weekend of each month.
Open Garden & House:
Retford House and garden will be open on the first weekend of May and August, 2018. (Sorry, August House & Garden tour is SOLD OUT!)
Open : 10am to 4pm.
Please note: if the first of the month falls on a Sunday, it is that weekend that the garden and/or house is open to the public.

* Retford Park will also host a number of special events throughout the year – all will be listed on this page.*

(02) 48611933
Entry Fees:

Open Garden entry fees:
Adults - $15
Concession (including children) - $10
National Trust members - Free
Family - $35

Open Garden and House entry fees: (Bookings are essential)
(NOTE: House and garden are only available in May and August 2018)
Adult - $25
Concession (including children) - $18
National Trust members -$15

Book your tickets online.

(Sorry, there are no 'House Only' tickets.)

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