BGANZ is the chief body representing the interests of botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand. It 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.
Individual, Institutional or Associate membership of BGANZ will provide opportunities for information exchange, advocacy, development and grant opportunities and the benefits derived from national conferences and exhibitions.
All membership forms should be sent to:
GPO Box 1777
Canberra, ACT 2601
Individual membership: $70 pa
Associate membership: $50 pa
Where a public garden is operated by a local council, please note that the subscription rates are based on the actual annual budget for the public garden, not the total local council budget.
Org 1 – budget less than $250,000 pa: $200 pa
Org 2 – budget $250,000 – $500,000 pa: $475 pa
Org 3 – budget $500,000 – $1m pa: $950pa
Org 4 – budget $1 – $2.5m pa: $2,000 pa
Org 5 – budget more than $2.5m pa: $3,900 pa
NEW MEMBERS – PLEASE NOTE
To promote its Institutional members, the BGANZ website map will have links to all Institutional member websites (or show other contact details), as negotiated.
BGANZ Member only web benefits (available to all Institutional, Associate and Individual members) include:
Individual, Associate and Institution are the three categories of membership. Join today and gain access to all the web benefits.
BGANZ aims to provide a variety of opportunities for professional networking, development and communication, both formal and informal.
All members receive our magazine THE BOTANIC GARDENer, by email or electronically through our website, 3 times a year (March, July, and November). Generally there is a main theme for each issue and contributions are welcome. Please note not all articles have to relate to the theme. Deadlines are generally a month before publication.
The greatest membership benefit for BGANZ members is the potential for networking with other Botanic Gardens, with the opportunity to learn from the experience of others, and to have access to a wide variety of shared knowledge and resources. In 2017 BGANZ has a professional development program, mainly organised through regional group events. Members are encouraged to attend their nearest event.
BGANZ where possible provides attendance grants and reduced registration fees. The Congresses provide wonderful networking opportunities, technical and other information updates and the opportunity to hear about the latest big picture issues relevant to gardens. The next BGANZ congress will be held in Adelaide, South Australia, October, 2017. Start planning! It will be an exciting source of inspiration for all our members.
Regional Conferences provide a regional focused networking opportunity as well as the opportunity to hear about local and regional issues relevant to gardens. BGANZ Members pay a lower registration fee than non-members. All the Regional Conferences, are held in non congress years, 2018 will be the next, and details for BGANZ NZ, BGANZ Vic, BGANZQ and BGANZ NSW will be listed on the Website as information becomes available.
Informal news updates are circulated approximately monthly via email to all members, particularly if the next newsletter is still some time away. The news may include information on upcoming job vacancies within Australia and internationally, conferences, courses and other events, invitations to comment on draft documents and other relevant material.
There is also an opportunity for BGANZ to send other broadcast emails to Members, to ask a question, seek advice or seek a connection to some expertise.
BGANZ has are several professional groups that have been set up for the benefit of BGANZ members:
BGEN is the professional development network for botanic gardens staff and volunteers working in the areas of education, interpretation, visitor and public programs, outreach and community engagement, and adult learning. The goal of BGEN is to provide a forum for people to share experiences and resources. Use the BGANZ facebook site or the BGEN site to network with your colleagues. Contact us to join the BGEN network.
This network was promoted for the first time in the newsletter The Botanic Garden of July 2010. The network aims to increase communication and information and experience sharing between botanic gardens about plant records keeping, assist with the development of standards and best practice and support staff training where appropriate. Contact us to join the BRON network.
A Professional Development group provides outstanding programs and opportunities for your development. Contact us for further information.
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