7th BGANZ Congress

Wollongong Botanic Gardens

25 -29 October 2015 


The 7th biennial Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) Congress will be held in the coastal city of Wollongong NSW from Sunday 25 October to Thursday 29 October 2015.
The 2015 congress theme ‘Connecting with Communities’ will highlight the many ways in which botanic gardens across Australia and New Zealand play an important role in the environments in which we live through partnerships, joint ventures, sharing, outreach work and advocacy.
The BGANZ Congress will enable botanic garden professionals an opportunity to come together, network and return to their respective gardens with new ideas and skills. This congress promises to deliver not only thought-provoking seminars, workshops and tours but will also have a strong focus on networking through a range of events. For more details, visit our program webpage.
During the Congress, Wollongong Botanic Garden will officially open its new Palm Garden that contains a collection of rare and endangered palms. This new collection is a perfect example of partnering with work completed with the support of a private donor, the Palm and Cycad Society of Australia, private collectors and the Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden.
Wollongong or ‘the Gong’ as it is fondly referred to by locals and return visitors, is the third largest city in NSW located a short one hour drive from Sydney Airport. Surrounded by natural beauty, the city is a narrow coastal strip bordered by the Royal National Park to the north, Lake Illawarra to the south, spectacular beaches to the beach east and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.
Wollongong delivers an exhilarating mix of metropolitan style, seaside living and small town charm. There are endless outdoor activities to enjoy including skydiving, hang gliding, tree top walks, horse riding, surfing and more!
Early bird registrations for the 7th biennial BGANZ Congress will be open in February 2015. If you would like to receive updates about the congress, please register to receive congress update emails on the right.


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.