The 8th BGANZ Congress will be held in Adelaide from the 22nd October to the 25 October 2017. Botanic Gardens of South Australia will host the 8th BGANZ Congress and hope all BGANZ Members and non-Members can attend the first BGANZ Congress to be held in Adelaide.

The theme for the 8th BGANZ Congress is, ‘Preservation: Exploring and Adapting’. This will cover both the natural and political environment and the required strategies to ensure the preservation of endangered species can continue by various means. The theme however also underlines the need for adaptation of Botanic Gardens themselves in the ongoing environment of their ever changing constituencies by adapting to the current needs.

Themes will include Connection with community engagement, Botany, Science and Conservation, Horticulture and Horticultural Science, Internal and external education, The inspiration of the younger generations and friends and volunteers and the support of many various forms which are an integral part of Botanic Gardens.

Fees, including BGANZ Member discounts, and Registration details will appear here in late January/early February 2017. All contacts who receive BGANZ e-newsletters via email will receive Congress details. If you do not receive information from BGANZ but would like to please visit


Call for Abstracts 
01 February 2017 – 12 May 2017 (Authors will be notified from 01 June 2017)

Earlybird Registration 
Now open! Closes on 31 July 2017

BGANZ Congress 
22 – 25 October 2017