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Bganz Hey! When you're heading out to your nearest (and dearest) botanic gardens today, don't forget to tag #BGANZOpenDay2017 and @Bganz in your posts! Have fun! We can't wait to see what you get up to ūüėä 2017-05-27T23:30:00+0000
Bganz Hurrah! The day has come. Your local gardens are calling you! #BGANZOpenDay2017
Bganz I'm attending Botanic Garden Australia & New Zealand Open Day 2017 #BGANZOpenDay
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Bganz 1 MORE SLEEP until #BGANZOpenDay2017! Be sure to hit up your local gardens TOMORROW!
Bganz Botanic Gardens Hamilton are getting ready for their plant sale this Sunday. We think it's going to be BLOOMIN' great! #BGANZOpenDay2017 2017-05-26T01:12:00+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: Vacancy - Cranbourne 2017-05-26T01:01:54+0000
Bganz Brisbane, you lucky thing - you'll get to experience #BGANZOpenDay2017 a day early! If you can't wait til all the exciting events at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha on Sunday, come and visit the Sherwood Arboretum this Saturday! Friends of Sherwood Arboretum will be hosting free guided tree walks in the morning, followed by morning tea. RSVP as soon as possible and let the celebrations begin! 2017-05-25T08:42:00+0000
Bganz Hooray! Victorians will be spoilt for choice at this year's #BGANZOpenDay2017 with 19 gardens signed up and a bumper program of activities and events! What lies inside the gates of your local Botanic Garden? Head along this Sunday to find out! Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton Friends of the Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton Ballarat Botanical Gardens Buninyong Botanic Gardens Friends of Buninyong Botanic Gardens Bendigo Botanic Gardens Burnley Gardens Colac Botanic Gardens Friends of the Colac Botanic Gardens Geelong Botanic Gardens Frankston Botanical Gardens Gisborne Botanical Gardens The Friends of The Hamilton Botanic Gardens Geelong Botanic Gardens Karwarra Australian Plant Garden Kyneton Botanic Gardens Malmsbury Botanic Gardens Maranoa Gardens Melton Botanic Garden National Rhododendron Gardens Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Inc. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne Friends of the Sale Botanic Gardens Sale Botanical Gardens Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens Wilson Botanic Park Berwick Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens Daylesford 2017-05-25T07:34:00+0000
Friends of Williamstown Botanic Gardens In between a few showers and a brisk breeze we had a fantastic day! Thanks to the folks that braved a chilly Melbourne day to join us! 2017-05-28T06:49:50+0000
Bganz Feeling stressed, busy or tired? Maranoa Gardens has the perfect antidote for you! Join them this Sunday for #BGANZOpenDay2017 and take part in Yoga in the Gardens, followed by free lunch! It doesn't get more blissful than this. 2017-05-25T06:29:00+0000
John Bentley Going to be cold and wet in Melbourne. How about another date for the Open Day when things are a little warmer? 2017-05-25T06:44:48+0000
Bganz 17 Queensland Gardens will be taking part in #BGANZOpenDay2017 this Sunday! They've got some amazing events lined up, from art and craft, guided walks, bush tucker workshops and a special Indigenous games trail at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. Bring your friends and family for a relaxing day out this weekend! Anderson Park, Townsville Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha City Botanic Gardens Bundaberg Botanical Gardens Cairns Botanic Gardens Cooktown Botanic Gardens Gold Coast Botanic Gardens Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Friends of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Noosa Botanic Gardens - Friends Queens Gardens, Townsville Sherwood Arboretum Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens Tondoon Botanic Gardens The Palmetum, Townsville 2017-05-25T02:33:00+0000

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BGANZ Scholarship and Awards now available.

 BGANZ are delighted to announce three Awards for BGANZ Members commencing in 2017. BGANZ Professional Scholarship Award and BGANZ Young Member Award will commence October 2017. The BGANZ/APGA Award will be awarded March 2017.


BGANZ Professional Scholarship Award. (Value $2,000)



To contribute to the ongoing training and development of BGANZ Members through overseas research or work experience with like organisations which will bring a benefit to individual and BGANZ.


1. Professional Award Scholarship.

The BGANZ Scholarship could be used for a range of professional development opportunities, including but not restricted to travel to study, travel to botanic gardens or associated horticultural institutions. It could be to undertake field trips and collection trips, or even to attend a relevant conference or seminar or to attend a specific training course. These opportunities may be in any country in the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

Closing Date for Applications: 31 July 2017. Successful Candidate to be announced at BGANZ 2017 Congress, Adelaide, October 2017. 

For more Details 

2. BGANZ/APGA Conference Registration Award. (Value $750 USD Approx)

BGANZ and American Public Gardens Association has a reciprocal agreement for one BGANZ member to have access to a free registration to the APGA Annual Congress, and vice versa. BGANZ Member Sharon Willoughby attended the 2016 Miami Conference, and Sharon presented a short talk at the International Section of the Conference.


In 2017 the annual APGA conference will be held in Hamilton, Canada. The city and gardens is located between Niagara Falls, and Toronto. Details of Conference here.

Closing Date for Applications: 1 March 2017. Successful Candidate to be announced 31 March 2017. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and register your interest.Applications are now open.

For details on APGA 2017 Conference


3. BGANZ Young Member Award. (Value $500)



To foster and support the ongoing training and development of younger BGANZ Members through the provision of a dedicated scholarship/award


Scholarship Details

One BGANZ Young Membership Scholarship to the value of up to $500 will be offered every second year, commencing October 2017. The scholarship is open to all BGANZ Members under 30 and the successful applicant will be announced at BGANZ biennial Congress.

For more details and how to apply 


Closing Date for Applications: 31 July 2017. Successful Candidate to be announced at BGANZ 2017 Congress, Adelaide, October 2017.



The Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc (BGANZ) is the chief body representing the interests of botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand.

BGANZ promotes the interests and activities of Australian and New Zealand botanic gardens and botanic gardens generally and enhances the state of botanic gardens for the benefit of the community.