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22 July - 24 July, 2020

BGANZ Queensland Network Meeting 2020

22 July - 24 July, 2020
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Cooktown Botanic Garden

Dear BGANZQ Members and Non-Members,

Please mark your diaries. The 2020 BGANZQ Biennial Conference will be held in Cooktown in conjunction with Cooktown Expo 2020 ( It will commence on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 July 2020 with garden tours and welcome drinks. The main program will run from Thursday 23 – Friday 24  July 2020. Presentations/discussions will cover the following topics*:

  • Ex Situ Conservation in Botanic Gardens
  • The importance of Herbarium collections: Should my Gardens have a Herbarium?
  • Botanic Gardens Plant Record Management System – update
  • Discussion: Challenges facing our Botanic Gardens
    • standardised labelling
    • location
    • national or state nomenclature
    • etc
  • Gardens by the Bay – Special Presentation
  • Managing specialised plant collections
  • Banks and Solander
  • Processing  voucher specimens for herbaria
  • Plant Biosecurity in Botanic Gardens

For the latest program details  (*Subject to change)

Please refer to the schedule attached for the full program.

Registration cost: $150 a head this includes morning teas, lunches and drinks and canapés on the Thursday evening.

Getting there: Information on how to travel to Cooktown can be found on

Accommodation: Hotel and Motel accommodation is sold out in Cooktown however a number of great options are available. If you are driving you can bring own Campervan and stay at one of the camping and caravan sites listed on   Don’t have a campervan how about staying in Tent City. Read more at

To register: Please send your expression of interest to attend this event to Tony Roberts. Online registration will open shortly.

Tony Roberts (Curator Cooktown Botanic Gardens)

Phone 0417 857 996


Address Botanic Gardens (PO Box 3), Cooktown, Qld, 4895

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