Please note: PLANTS FORUM Cancelled

Unfortunately due to low registrations number the Plants Forum organising committee have decided to cancel the Plant Forum scheduled for 12 & 12 November 2014.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to those who have registered - We are working with the Bendigo Visitor Centre on how registrations will be refunded...



BGANZ Plant Forum Victoria

Bendigo Botanic Gardens White Hills

November 11 & 12 2014



Conference Program


The Bendigo Botanic Gardens will be hosting the Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) BGANZ Vic Plant Forum on the 11th and 12th of November 2014. BGANZ is the peak industry body that promotes botanic gardens in both countries for the benefit of the community.



One of the major aims/goals of botanic gardens worldwide is to play an active role and contribute in a meaningful way to plant conservation activities. The 2014 BGANZ Vic Plants Forum will explore hands on, practical ways that regional botanic gardens can deliver plant conservation and support research activities.  The big aim of the forum is to demonstrate how plant conservation is an achievable goal for regional botanic gardens with limited resources. 



Some of the topics/themes to be covered in the forum are:

•           An overview of the range of approaches, plant conservation principles and practices for botanic gardens

•           Profiling the threatened flora of Victoria highlighting species amenable to cultivation and display 

•           Plant conservation case studies demonstrating practical approaches to plant conservation in regional botanic gardens

•           The importance of partnerships and collaboration in achieving conservation outcomes

•           How can Botanic Gardens increase awareness of the importance of plant diversity?

•           Given the geographic spread of Victoria’s threatened flora and is a multi-site plant conservation collection feasible?



The location for the 2014 BGANZ Vic Plants Forum, the City of Greater Bendigo, provides the ideal context for this forum. The Bendigo Botanic Gardens are implementing the first stages of an ambitious Masterplan which places a strong focus on the display of the indigenous flora of the Bendigo region. With natural bushland entirely surrounding Bendigo, it has been referred to as "a city within a forest”.

The 2 day program will feature a range of speakers, a field trip to Crusoe Reservoir and a tour of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens.

City of Greater Bendigo staff will be discussing how their work promotes plant conservation within Crusoe Reservoir and the Bendigo Botanic Gardens and how this affects conservation success within the broader community.






Bookings and enquiries can be made by calling the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 54344000.

for full details including registration, accomodation and Plants Forum Program

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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.