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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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His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
Governor-General of the Commonwealth Of Australia, and Lady Cosgrove with Jerrabomberra Primary School Students.


BGANZ is are delighted to announce that the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, launched the 2017 BGANZ Open Day in Australia.  


His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) launched the second annual Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Open Day, by planting the rarest Banksia in the world, Banksia vincentia.


The critically endangered Banksia vincentia was only discovered in 2008, and there are only 6 known plants in the wild confined to a single small population near Jervis Bay, NSW.


The planting by His Excellency and Lady Cosgrove of this threatened species signifies the Gardens ongoing commitment to conservation of plants for future generations. They were assisted by children from Jerrabomberra Primary School.


This year over 70 gardens have signed up for the Open Day, which will be held on Sunday, 28 May (the last Sunday in May). Every state and territory in Australia will be represented, and gardens on both North and South Island in New Zealand will be taking part. 


The theme for this year is "Botanic Gardens Conserving Plants - Our Lives Depend On It." The Open Day will help raise awareness of the conservation efforts of gardens across Australia and New Zealand, as well as encourage people to visit their local botanic gardens.


Of course, the Open Day will also be lots of fun! Already, we have gardens planning guided tours, children's activities, live music, plant sales, exhibitions, potting demonstrations, Q&A sessions, special behind-the-scenes nursery displays, theatre performances, orienteering courses and community afternoon tea picnics, plus many more exciting activities!


Check out our events page to find out what will be happening at your local gardens.





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.