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BGANZ is proud to be working with

BGANZ would like to thank all partners and sponsors for their ongoing support as we work to promote the aims of BGANZ members, botanic gardens and arboreta across Australia and New Zealand.

The BGANZ Board has a goal to increase its resource base through partnerships, giving us greater capacity to deliver better services to our members.

Become a Partner


BGANZ Corporate Partnership

Become a Partner

Partner Sign Up

Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Limited (BGANZ) offer a small number of Exclusive Corporate Partnership and Sponsorship opportunities.

Partners and sponsors, among other opportunities, will receive ongoing exposure and promotional opportunities throughout the BGANZ network via the BGANZ website, social media and e-newsletter editorials and advertisements in the BGANZ magazine.

If you’d like to partner with BGANZ, contact the BGANZ CEO, Cassandra Nichols. The BGANZ Board will accept partnership and sponsorship within the guidelines of the BGANZ Partnership policy.

Promote Opportunities


Paid advertisements are offered at a standard rate of $100 per item. This enables placement in our e-newsletter and on our social media platforms including facebook and twitter. If you’d like to advertise with BGANZ, contact the BGANZ CEO, Cassandra Nichols. The BGANZ Board will accept advertising within the guidelines of the BGANZ Advertising policy.

Diamond Sponsor

Australian National Botanic Gardens

BGANZ would like to thank Australian National Botanic Gardens, a Diamond Sponsor, for their ongoing support. Inspiring, informing and connecting people with the Australian flora The Australian National Botanic Gardens maintains a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia.

The plants are displayed for the enjoyment and education of visitors and are used for research into plant classification and biology. A herbarium of preserved plant specimens is closely associated with the living collection. The Gardens also cultivates plants threatened in the wild. This helps protect them against extinction and provides information which might assist re-introduction to their natural habitat.

Diamond Sponsor

Botanic Gardens of Sydney

BGANZ would like to thank Botanic Gardens of Sydney, a Diamond Sponsor, for their support. Botanic Gardens of Sydney encompasses three world-leading botanic gardens, Australia’s premier botanical research institute, and Sydney’s leading outdoor activation precinct. These are:

Our Gold Partner

Longwood Gardens (Fellows Program)

The partnership’s aim is to promote the 13-month Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, with only 5–6 of these prestigious Fellowships offered per year.

The Fellows Program develops tomorrow’s leaders, preparing them to successfully navigate pressing challenges, develop thoughtful strategies, and lead organisations that are equitable and sustainable.

Several past and/or present BGANZ members are Longwood Fellows, including Barbara Wheeler, Curator at Auckland Botanic Gardens and Fran Jackson, formerly Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Clare Shearman, from Wellington Botanic Garden in New Zealand, joins the 2024–25 Fellows cohort.

Applications for the 2025–2026 cohort are open through June 1–July 31, 2024. Learn more and apply at

This a wonderful opportunity for any BGANZ member to take the next step in their career.


Victorian State Government: Growing Victoria's Botanic Gardens grants program

Victorian State Government

The Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program was an initiative of the Victorian Government in 2019 to enhance the botanic gardens across Victoria with grants to eligible gardens and projects.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) delivered the grants program to assist botanic garden managers to adapt to climate change, maintain valuable plant collections, improve amenities for the community and support local tourism development.

BGANZ received $171,000 from Round Two of this program in 2021. This has allowed the successful roll out of the Hortis (Botanical Software) plant record management system to 22 Victorian botanic gardens. The system will greatly enhance the accuracy of collections across the state and has the potential to extend to all gardens.

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Excess funds from this grant are being used to develop a Living Collections Toolkit, in a collaboration between BGANZ Victoria and BCARM. The toolkit will support regional botanic
gardens to better manage their living collections through an online/interactive resource hosted on the BGANZ website. Initially available to Victorian members, the toolkit will later be
released to all members.


Botanic Gardens Conservation International


Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organisation, representing botanic gardens in more than 100 countries around the world. It is an independent UK charity established in 1987 to link the botanic gardens of the world in a global network for plant conservation.

The BGCI network of botanic gardens includes: globally significant living plant collections, covering approximately a third of known plant diversity; world class seed banks, glass houses and tissue culture infrastructures, and; technical knowledge networks covering all aspects of plant conservation policy, practice and education.

“To mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.” – BGCI mission


The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens


The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens Incorporated (CHABG) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the protection, conservation and enhancement of Australian plants and their ecosystems.

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership coordinates collaborative plant conservation activities across Australia. These include seed banking, scientific research, knowledge sharing and education to safeguard Australia’s flora and address national conservation priorities.





Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens


In December 2018, people from a diversity of cultures, languages, and organisations from around the world responded to the global impacts of climate change to attend the botanical world’s first Climate Change Summit in Australia and form the Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens (Alliance).

The current growing membership comprises over 65 botanical organisations, gardens and arboreta from across the world including peak industry bodies: Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), International Association of Botanic Garden (IABG), Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA).

By joining the Alliance, Botanic Gardens and similar organisations around the world will have access to a global network of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta, Botanic Gardens Associations, scientists, horticulturists and friends of Alliance who are working together to protect their Gardens and the plants of the world. Through information sharing and increased influence, Alliance will continue to be the change that the world needs to see.

According to Dr Dave Kendal from the University of Tasmania, in the next 50 years, 20-50% of current plant species in botanic gardens and urban landscapes will likely confront temperatures those species have never experienced before.

The time for action is now: please consider joining the Alliance so collectively we can make a real difference with climate change action to safeguard plant collections, landscapes and biodiversity.

Please find the details below as how to join online for free—it is an easy process. There are no impossible obligations expected from you—just a commitment to the principles of the Charter of the Alliance and associated climate change action. Your small or large actions are all valuable!


Waratah, Telopea sp.
Waratah, Telopea sp.