BGANZ Victoria Collections Planning Toolkit

Further resource:

BGCI’s journal on databases to support plant conservation

The defining feature of a botanic garden is a documented collection of plant species and for many years botanic gardens have been recognised as the guardian of knowledge about plants.

The latest issue of BGCI’s BGjournal (Volume 11, No. 2, July 2014) focuses on the uses of databases within the botanic gardens community and beyond. As well as exploring the range of online tools to support the recording of species available globally, this issue shows the evolution of new careers in ‘biodiversity informatics’ and how botanic garden(er)s are using these tools to manage in-situ conservation efforts.


By coincidence, this publication complements the theme of this issue of THE BOTANIC GARDENer beautifully, so BGANZ has arranged a direct link to this publication for members to download. Click here.



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.