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BGANZ 7th & 6th Congress Material

Helpful Documents and Links

Provided by BGANZ botanic gardens to assist members in the formulation of policies, plans, procedures and other management issues.

BGANZ Victoria Collections Planning Toolkit



Provided by BGANZ botanic gardens to assist members in the formulation of masterplans. 

BGANZ Victoria Collections Planning

BGANZ Professional Development Group

BGANZ Communications Toolkit

BGANZ has developed this communications toolkit to assist members—especially regional members—demonstrate the economic, social and environmental value of gardens.

Australian Botanic Gardens Weed Network (ABGWN)
Weed Risk Assessment Procedure and Management software (WRAPM)

The WRAPM is a software package, developed by the ABGWN together with the Australian Weed Management CRC, that scores weed risk for a particular plant growing in your area.


Myrtle Rust (Uredo rangelii)

Myrtle rust is an introduced fungal pathogen that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family such as bottle brush, tea tree and eucalypts. It produces large numbers of spores that are easily spread by wind, human activity and animals. Myrtle rust attacks young, soft actively growing leaves, shoot tips, young stems, fruits and flower parts of susceptible plants (read more on identification).


The disease was first reported in a central NSW plant nursery in April 2010 but within months had spread to the north and south of the state and into Queensland. The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra held a workshop on 10 March 2011 to explore options to manage the outbreak of this South American fungal disease. Australia ’s leading plant and fungal scientists joined industry and government agencies to discuss this threat to botanic gardens but also the broader issue of managing the exotic disease in the Australian bush, national parks and reserves.


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.