Make your BGANZ Seasol Plant Challenge 2023 video now!

The Botanic Gardens Day project team has been working on our 2023 events, so that our members can plan well ahead of Botanic Gardens Day on Sunday 28 May 2023.

The theme for 2023 is Inspirational Plants and People - the photo above is an example of this - Emma Simpkins and Paper Daisies Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea at Geelong Botanic Gardens!

Seasol International are again partnering with us to highlight the knowledge and expertise held within the amazing BGANZ membership.

The BGANZ Seasol Plant Challenge is open to anyone, but it has been the employees, friends and volunteers within botanic gardens who continue to steal the show.

Remember the video can be made at any time of year – so if your inspirational plant is in flower or looking good now, get your BGANZ Seasol Plant Challenge in the can today!

Email if you have any questions.

Atherton Arboretum under threat?

BGANZ recently received information regarding the potential clearance of Atherton Arboretum. Click here for more information.

If any member has knowledge of or connection to the arboretum we'd love to hear from you. Email:

Merry Christmas from our partner,

Augusta Golf Cars

Please click here to read a Christmas message from Raymond Georgiou, Managing Director, Augusta Golf Cars.

Information session TODAY

Application to import Xylella cultures for research purposes

To attend this virtual session, please register via Eventbrite here.

  • Friday 9 December 2022, 2:00 to 3:30pm AEDT
  • Online via MS Teams.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Vacancy: Curator - Williamstown Botanic Gardens, Victoria

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Band 6 - $89,233 - $98,505 (+10.5% superannuation & RDO)

We are seeking a skilled professional who has demonstrated experience in establishing and managing horticultural and landscape assets, coordination of operational maintenance programs, curation and development of a large formal, heritage or botanic garden.


For a copy of the position description or to apply, click here, or contact our Customer Service team on 1300 179 944. For further information please contact Adam Kemp, Coordinator Parks, Sports & Conservation on 03 9932 1337.


Applications close 11.30pm Sunday 11 December 2022.

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Join BGANZ as a member

Membership benefits Include — Joining a Network of national and international botanic garden, wide range of institutions and associate professional bodies and groups such as Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). PLUS:

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Professional Development supported through BGANZ Prizes, Awards and Secondments programs
  • Partnership and shared knowledge opportunities
  • Professional Network working groups (eg. engagement, collections and record management network)
  • Use of the BGANZ website, social media and email to promote events, news and jobs
  • Botanic garden council advisory service
  • Online forums, panel discussions and webinars
  • BGANZ developed resources
  • Exclusive access to the BGANZ Member's database
  • Subscription to The BOTANIC GARDENer,online magazine published half yearly
  • Early bird invitations and discounts to our biennial congress, regional conferences and other events
  • Cheaper and special car purchase offers

And much more!

Contact us for a BGANZ Membership Application Form

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