BGANZ Scholarship and Awards now available.

 BGANZ are delighted to announce three Awards for BGANZ Members commencing in 2017. BGANZ Professional Scholarship Award and BGANZ Young Member Award will commence October 2017. The BGANZ/APGA Award will be awarded March 2017.


BGANZ Professional Scholarship Award. (Value $2,000)



To contribute to the ongoing training and development of BGANZ Members through overseas research or work experience with like organisations which will bring a benefit to individual and BGANZ.


1. Professional Award Scholarship.

The BGANZ Scholarship could be used for a range of professional development opportunities, including but not restricted to travel to study, travel to botanic gardens or associated horticultural institutions. It could be to undertake field trips and collection trips, or even to attend a relevant conference or seminar or to attend a specific training course. These opportunities may be in any country in the world, including Australia and New Zealand.

Closing Date for Applications: 31 July 2017. Successful Candidate to be announced at BGANZ 2017 Congress, Adelaide, October 2017. 

For more Details 

2. BGANZ/APGA Conference Registration Award. (Value $750 USD Approx)

BGANZ and American Public Gardens Association has a reciprocal agreement for one BGANZ member to have access to a free registration to the APGA Annual Congress, and vice versa. BGANZ Member Sharon Willoughby attended the 2016 Miami Conference, and Sharon presented a short talk at the International Section of the Conference.


In 2017 the annual APGA conference will be held in Hamilton, Canada. The city and gardens is located between Niagara Falls, and Toronto. Details of Conference here.

Closing Date for Applications: 1 March 2017. Successful Candidate to be announced 31 March 2017. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and register your interest.Applications are now open.

For details on APGA 2017 Conference


3. BGANZ Young Member Award. (Value $500)



To foster and support the ongoing training and development of younger BGANZ Members through the provision of a dedicated scholarship/award


Scholarship Details

One BGANZ Young Membership Scholarship to the value of up to $500 will be offered every second year, commencing October 2017. The scholarship is open to all BGANZ Members under 30 and the successful applicant will be announced at BGANZ biennial Congress.

For more details and how to apply 


Closing Date for Applications: 31 July 2017. Successful Candidate to be announced at BGANZ 2017 Congress, Adelaide, October 2017.



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.