Details about the November BGANZ Vic Network Meeting

Date: 16 November 2023

Place: Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street Elsternwick Victoria

Time: 9am–3pm

Theme: Heritage Gardens: Contemporary Challenges and Conversations

Many of Victoria’s historic botanic gardens are heritage listed – but do we understand why, and what that means for management of our landscapes?

Misconceptions and confusion abound around what is and is not appropriate in heritage landscapes – influenced in part by changing approaches to heritage management. 

However, heritage listing is just one factor that feeds into the management of our botanic gardens, which are all grappling with the 21st century challenges of climate change, maintenance and funding limitations, changed public expectations and an increased focus on collections management. 

Join us at the beautiful National Trust, National Heritage List and Heritage Council of Victoria-listed Rippon Lea in Elsternwick for a day of presentations and discussions on managing heritage botanic gardens.

The day will help clear up misunderstandings, profile new approaches and explain the current best practice approach to caring for these special places, hopefully opening the door to a more dynamic relationship between preserving the old and embracing the new in our constantly changing gardens.

Click here for the day's program. 

Please RSVP to Donna Thomas, 0439 381 853 or by 10 November.

Please also note that spaces are limited so we will be restricting registrations to 5 people/garden.

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Membership benefits include — joining a network of national and international botanic gardens, arboreta and parks and a wide range of institutions and associate professional bodies, including 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 (e.g. 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
  • Access to member network
  • Subscription to The BOTANIC GARDENer online magazine, published half yearly
  • Early bird invitations and discounts to our biennial congress, regional conferences and other events.

And much more!

Contact us for a BGANZ Membership Application Form

BGANZ acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders past, present and emerging.    

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