Botanic Gardens Day 2023: Inspirational Plants and People

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.

3rd BGANZ Seasol Plant Challenge

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 [email protected] if you have any questions.

Meet the BGANZ Ltd Board

On 24 November the BGANZ Ltd Board will have its first meeting with the full complement of Board members. These are:

  • Hayley Allen, Board Chair
  • Marianne Cullen, Board Secretary
  • Katherine Zhang, Board Treasurer
  • Wolfgang Bopp, Director
  • Rohan Butler, Director
  • Peter Byron, Director
  • Kate Russell, Director
  • Chris Russell, Director
  • Dr Leonie Scriven, Director.

Click here to view the BGANZ Ltd Board Members' biographies and photos.

Vacancy: Manager Living Collections & Conservation, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan

  • Ongoing Full Time Opportunity – based at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan with flexibility
  • Clerk Grade 11/12, salary relative to experience and ranges from $134,411, to $155,445 + super

The Manager Living Collections and Conservation acts as an ambassador and a leading spokesperson on plant conservation matters, they are responsible for maintaining, advancing, and championing one of the world’s leading plant collections, and leading the strategic, innovative, and collaborative development of horticulture to meet the RBGDT’s strategic vision to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.


Should you require further information about the role please contact John Siemon via [email protected]

Closing date: 01/12/2022 - 11:55 PM.

To apply, click here.

Vacancy: Horticultural Field Officer, National Arboretum Canberra

  • General Service Officer Level 5/6
  • Full-time Permanent
  • Salary Range: $59,713 - $65,718 plus superannuation

The National Arboretum Canberra's Living Collection Team is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to assist with the maintenance of our world class tree and garden collection. The suitable applicant will possess qualifications in horticulture and experience in high profile landscape maintenance. 

How to Apply: For further information, please visit 

Contact Officer: Kieran Wallace 0435160215 [email protected] 

Applications Close: 18 November 2022.

To apply, click here.

Vacancy: Maintenance gardener, WAMA, Halls Gap, VIC

WAMA, where art meets nature, is Australia’s national centre for art inspired by the natural environment on the edge of the Grampians National Park.

WAMA is looking for an experienced maintenance gardener for a 9ha site that is protected by a vermin proof fence. The site includes a recently planted endemic botanic garden, native grasslands and woodlands under a Trust for Nature covenant.

This exciting new role is full time and suited to someone interested in horticulture, loves nature, enjoys working independently but also with others and would love to be a part of this stimulating project. 

Key responsibilities are:

1. Maintenance of the Grampians (Gariwerd) Endemic Botanic Garden

2. Eradication of rabbits and other pests from within the fenced area

3. Maintain the 2km vermin proof fence

4. Facilitation of volunteer access and supervision on-site

5. Other activities including spraying, clearing, watering, mowing and weeding.

Please phone Ange Turrell 0429 521 121 or email [email protected] for more information and a position description.

Application close 20 November 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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