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Bganz Wollongong is hosting the 7th BGANZ Congress - Connecting with Communities in late October. Book now to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Price. Destination Wollongong has also sourced a number of special accommodation packages for BGANZ delegates. Check the BGANZ Congress website for more details and to book http://www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au/bganz 2015-07-27T00:06:16+0000
Bganz BGANZ Victoria Members - Event: Research Project Update - Soil Water Management of Trees, RBG Melbourne
BGANZ Update: Vacancy Wilson Park, Victoria + BGANZ Vic Members Event: Research Project Update - Soil Water Management of Trees, RBG Melbourne conta.cc BGANZ Victoria Members - Event: Research Project Update - Soil Water Management of Trees, RBG Melbourne
2015-07-27T00:04:36+0000
Bganz Garden of the Week - The Castlemaine Botanical Gardens covers an area of 24 hectares and was gazetted as a reserve in 1860, making it one of the oldest Botanic Gardens in Victoria. It is a great example of a nineteenth century provincial botanic garden and has a formal entry and fountain, ornamental lake, avenues of Oaks, a formal rose garden and areas of intensive horticulture that contrast with open lawns planted with specimen trees. The first curator, Phillip Doran was appointed in 1866 and remained curator for 47 years. It‘s believed he carried out the layout of the gardens. Many of the plants he used came from Ferdinand von Mueller, the government botanist and former director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne as well as Daniel Bunce, former Curator of the Geelong Botanic Gardens. The Castlemaine Botanical Gardens is perhaps best known for its collection of large mature trees, particularly conifers, with particularly good examples of Pinus sabiniana (Californian foothill Pine, Gray Pine or Ghost Pine) and Pinus pinea (Stone Pine). Other significant trees include Catalpa bignonioides (Indian Bean Tree), Eucalyptus longifolia (Woolybutt) and a 150-year-old Quercus robur (English Oak) which is the oldest existing planting in the garden. The area west of the creek contains native vegetation and is an important site for the rare Eltham Copper Butterfly. The formal rose garden is thought to have been developed in the 1960’s, with most of the roses being post World War II hybrid tea roses. This garden is unique in that the roses are planted in alphabetical order. The recently refurbished playground has reinvigorated the garden for the community. The site is used by many locals and visitors and is valued in the community as a place for passive recreation, picnics, BBQ’s, weddings and community events. Find out more by visiting the website www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au but better yet, visit this wonderful Central Victorian garden. 2015-07-23T04:44:41+0000
Danae Jeanes Tina Hope show David this. 2015-07-23T09:15:19+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: Can you help - The Melton Botanic Garden is looking to source two South African Species.
BGANZ Update: Can you help - The Melton Botanic Garden is looking to source two South African Species. conta.cc BGANZ Update: Can you help - The Melton Botanic Garden is looking to source two South African Species.
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Bganz http://issuu.com/bganz/docs/tbg_iss42_jul2015_final/c/sccwi61
THE BOTANIC GARDENer - Issue 42 July 2015 #ClippedOnIssuu issuu.com THE BOTANIC GARDENer - The magazine for botanic garden professionals - Theme: Garden Tourism
2015-07-23T01:13:01+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: Vacancy Wilson Park, Victoria 2015-07-23T01:00:01+0000
Bganz http://issuu.com/bganz/docs/tbg_iss42_jul2015_final/c/sccw0bx In case you missed our latest Science Section compiled by Brett Summerell - keep up to date with all that is happening n the Botanic Gardens world across the globe.
THE BOTANIC GARDENer - Issue 42 July 2015 #ClippedOnIssuu issuu.com THE BOTANIC GARDENer - The magazine for botanic garden professionals - Theme: Garden Tourism
2015-07-17T05:10:01+0000
Bganz Don't miss our latest interview: Outstanding in the Field with Dr Richard W Benfield
THE BOTANIC GARDENer - Issue 42 July 2015 #ClippedOnIssuu issuu.com THE BOTANIC GARDENer - The magazine for botanic garden professionals - Theme: Garden Tourism
2015-07-14T00:49:55+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: Vacancy Dep. Director South Australia plus National Seedbank Forum: Call for Proposals
BGANZ Update: Vacancy Dep. Director South Australia plus National Seedbank Forum: Call for Proposals conta.cc BGANZ Update: Vacancy Dep. Director South Australia plus National Seedbank Forum: Call for Proposals
2015-07-14T00:34:51+0000
Bganz Want to know who will be speaking at the upcoming BGANZ Congress in October? Check out http://goo.gl/gNe47l and take advantage of the early-bird rego prices today!
2015-07-08T06:31:05+0000
Bganz Garden of the Week - The Hunter Region Botanic Gardens The HRBG is the only botanic gardens in the Hunter Valley. Regarded by many as one of the jewels of the Hunter, the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens has been transformed from a weed-infested 33 hectare bushland site into a botanic collection enjoyed by the community and visitors from around the world. Visitors can enjoy tranquil landscaped gardens, displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora in a natural bushland setting. The result of community initiative and run by volunteers, the Gardens also protect 100 hectares of land in the Tomago sandbeds catchment area, including two wetland habitats. There are 8 kilometres of easy tracks and trails including magnificent wildflower walks. The easy walking trails provide access to the natural bushland with its mature blackbutt, angophoras and swamp mahogany forests and its understorey of hundreds of native plants. The forests are the natural habitat of goannas, wallabies, lizards, brushtail and ringtail possums, sugar gliders, bats, a small group of resident koalas and many birds. The gardens feature over 3000 living specimens. Theme gardens display mainly Australian native plants but include exotics with excellent Orchid and Bromeliad Houses, and an amazing Succulent and Cacti garden. The mission statement of the Gardens is: to grow, study, conserve and promote plants, in particular those of the Hunter Region. Through the hard work of the volunteers and with support from members and sponsors, the Garden’s collections have flourished. The Gardens have a visitors centre, an outdoor café, a gift shop and a reference library. Visitors can enjoy Devonshire teas and light lunches or they can picnic in the gardens. The gardens expand as new displays are developed for recreational, educational and scientific purposes. Find out more by visiting http://www.huntergardens.org.au 2015-07-08T03:33:46+0000
Bganz Are you attending the BGANZ National Congress in October http://goo.gl/gNe47l Tickets for the 4-day congress in beautiful Wollongong are still at early-bird prices - dont delay, register today! 2015-06-29T00:50:09+0000
John Bunker Firstly were would our world be with out gardens and the people who care for them. Thank you 2015-07-08T05:45:40+0000 John Bunker Fundraising is always a challenge; I hope to make it a little easer with my comedy fund raiser shows. For more info on two spectacular shows please go to www.frankspencer.net 2015-07-08T05:53:19+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: BGCI March Awards Nominations called for. Who will you nominate? http://conta.cc/1Hk611d
BGANZ Update: BGCI March Awards Nominations called for. conta.cc BGCI has opened the call for nominations for the 2015 Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden Education..   
2015-06-26T04:20:58+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: Vacancy - Visitor Services and Event Officer - National Arboretum, ACT http://conta.cc/1LDFStD
BGANZ Update: Vacancy - Visitor Services and Event Officer - National Arboretum, ACT conta.cc The National Arboretum Canberra is currently advertising for a Visitor Services and Events Officer. Please see application info attached and spread the word. Contact Officer for this position is Hannah Semler - hannah.semler@act.gov.au 
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Bganz BGANZ Magazine: THE BOTANIC GARDENer July 2015 - OUT NOW - We think you'll like it" http://conta.cc/1RxnjZX 2015-06-25T04:08:23+0000
Bganz THE BOTANIC GARDENer July Edition - THEME - Garden Tourism is out today. Check back at 2.05pm to get our latest issue of the magazine.
2015-06-25T00:17:00+0000
Bganz 7th BGANZ Congress, 25 - 28 October, Wollongong, NSW - Registrations Now Open http://conta.cc/1Fa2L2o 2015-06-11T05:58:28+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update - BGANZ NSW/Vic Seminars - BGCI Roots article requests, BGCI Survey Closes 15 June http://conta.cc/1B7vwSh
BGANZ Update - BGANZ NSW/Vic Seminars - BGCI Roots article requests, BGCI Survey Closes 15 June conta.cc In the next issue of Roots we will be looking at how gardens design plant collections, outdoor classrooms, indoor areas, glasshouses, labs or even at a bigger scale educational centres to produce inspirational learning spaces to for a variety of audiences.  
2015-06-11T00:38:20+0000
Bganz BGCI Survey - BGCI want to hear from all employees of all Botanic Gardens - Survey Closes 15 June http://conta.cc/1MEcqo8
BGCI Survey - BGCI want to hear from all employees of all Botanic Gardens - Survey Closes 15 June conta.cc We welcome more than one response per institution so we can gather the views of staff with different responsibilities within gardens. The survey is open to all botanic gardens, whether they are BGCI members or not.
2015-06-09T11:18:38+0000
Bganz Registrations for the 2015 BGANZ Congress ‘Connecting with Communities’ are NOW OPEN! This year's congress will be held in the coastal city of Wollongong NSW from Sunday 25 October to Wednesday 28 October. Register now at http://goo.gl/gNe47l to take advantage of the early-bird registration price! 2015-06-09T04:42:43+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update: Seed Provenance Workshop, Mount Annan plus Grants Application form attached http://conta.cc/1S0iTNs 2015-06-09T04:19:11+0000
Bganz Are you a BGANZ Queensland or New Zealand members - Grant opportunities extended until cob 12th June http://conta.cc/1GlHeuN 2015-06-04T03:27:29+0000
Bganz Today - Dont miss! BGANZ Member Greg Bourke (Curator Manager at Mt Tomah) doing a live Facebook Chat on ABC Gardening Australia Facebook page today at 12.30pm
2015-06-03T23:50:08+0000
Bganz Garden of the Week - The System Garden at Melbourne University, Parkville. The System Garden was first conceived in 1856 by the University’s first Professor of Natural sciences Frederick McCoy. It’s an unusual garden because unlike a botanical or ornamental garden, the plants were selected and planted according to an evolutionary system of classification – hence, System Garden, and was only for the students of the day studying plant sciences. Originally covering a quarter of the University’s grounds, the initial design of the garden had many large concentric circles with a potting shed tower at its center and now long gone a conservatory and moat surrounding that. Visitors could walk from the middle of the garden to the outer edges and trace the evolution of the plant kingdom. It was originally bounded by a spectacular acacia hedge, this was removed in the early 1900s to make way for the Botany and Zoology Buildings which now occupy parts of the original garden. Some of Professor McCoy’s original plantings are still flourishing, including trees on the National Trust Significant Tree Register & The City of Melbourne’s exceptional tree register, among them are three towering palm trees, Jubaea chillensis, Phoenix sylvestris, Phoenix canariensis, Maclura pomifera (Osage orange tree), and many large conifers. Twenty years ago the System Garden was updated to reflect a more current system of classification – the Cronquist classification system – with the beds laid out according to plant subclasses and is the oldest continually functioning systematic garden of its kind in Australia. The System Garden is still very much used as a teaching garden today and is seen as a botanic garden now more than ever before with an incredible collection of plant species to inspire the next generation of plants people. Although it’s designed to highlight the science of Botany and the evolution of plants, the garden is a beautiful public space often used by students and staff as a quiet place to think, read or eat lunch. The System Garden is open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. To see inspiring images of the System garden follow systemgarden1 on Instagram. 2015-05-29T04:16:52+0000
Bganz BGANZ Update - BOTANIC GARDENer - Deadline Friday 29 May - Just 200 - 400 words! We want your News, New Employees and Great ideas http://conta.cc/1HxDxNi
BGANZ Update - BOTANIC GARDENer - Deadline Friday 29 May - Just 200 - 400 words! We want your News, New Employees and Great ideas conta.cc If you can, we encourage you to support and enhance your profession by contributing to the on-line BGANZ magazine, THE BOTANIC GARDENer.     
2015-05-28T22:49:08+0000

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