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VenueConference Auditorium Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
AddressMt Coot-tha Rd Toowong
Toowong QLD 4066, AU
StartsFri May 22 2020, 09:00am AEST
EndsSun May 24 2020, 04:00pm AEST

Celebrating the botanical wonders of 1770s exploration and the influence of English botanist, Sir Joseph Banks and Swedish naturalist, Daniel Solander, who could be claimed as the first ‘Botanic Gardens Friends’.

How have their discoveries influenced the use of Australian & South Pacific tropical & sub-tropical flora in horticulture today?

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AAFBG associate Member = $390.00

Inclusions:

    • Guided walks Friday 22nd City Botanic Gardens starting at 1pm
    • Friday Twilight in the Tropical Dome welcome event start time 5:30pm
    • Guided walks Mt Coot-tha Saturday and QLD Herbarium Banks and Solander exhibition
    • Conference attendance Saturday and Sunday
    • M/T, Lunch & A/T both days
    • Conference ‘Potting Bag’
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Non AAFBG associate member = $490.00

Inclusions:

    • Guided walks Friday 22nd City Botanic Gardens starting at 1pm
    • Friday Twilight in the Tropical Dome welcome event start time 5:30pm
    • Guided walks Mt Coot-tha Saturday and QLD Herbarium Banks and Solander exhibition
    • Conference attendance Saturday and Sunday
    • M/T, Lunch & A/T both days
    • Conference ‘Potting Bag’
  •  

Student Member - $250.00

Inclusions:

    • Guided walks Friday 22nd City Botanic Gardens starting at 1pm
    • Guided walks Mt Coot-tha Saturday and QLD Herbarium Banks and Solander exhibition
    • Conference attendance Saturday and Sunday
    • M/T, Lunch & A/T both days

Transport to Conference – 50 max

  • Bus City to Mt Coot-tha Gardens and return
  • 8:00 am pickup from Roma St and Alice St
  • 4:30 pickup from Mt Coot-tha drop off Roma St and Alice St
  • $20 per day

NOTE: If you are going on the Sherwood Arboretum Breakfast Tour, the bus is included in the price – picking up from the city and dropping at the Arboretum and onto conference afterwards.

TOURS AND OPTIONAL EVENTS

Welcome - Twilight in the Dome - $55.00

Friday night 6:30pm start

(for non-conference attendees)

Conference 'Dinner in The Park' - $110.00 

Saturday night 6:30pm start

Sunshine Coast 2 day/1 night Pre Tour May 21/22 

  • Shared Bed n Breakfast, = $375.00
  • Single Bed n Breakfast = $485.00
  • 2 x day Bus tour, 1 x Lunch/MT/AT,
  • Accommodation Sebel Hotel Hastings St Noosa heads
  • Bus pickup & return Brisbane CBD

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Sherwood Arboretum Breakfast and guided walk - $45.00

Sunday May 24th Morning – 7am

  • Breakfast served
  • Guided Walk including boardwalks,  bird watching – maybe the Magpie Geese will be in residence
  • Wheelchair access not suitable for walking frames unless very mobile. 

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Gold Coast 2 day/1 night Post tour May 25/26

  • Shared Bed n Breakfast, = ??
  • Single Bed n Breakfast =??
  • 2 x day Bus tour, 1 x Lunch/MT/AT,
  • Accommodation Ridges Pine 
  • Bus pickup & return Brisbane CBD
  • Cost & itinerary to be finalised 

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NOTE: Accessibility 

The conference auditorium and toilets, Tropical Dome and Restaurant have ready wheelchair access. 

Guided tours –

  • City Botanic Gardens – wheelchair and walker access
  • Mt Coot-Tha – wheelchair access, buses have been organised for walk starting atop the gardens section, bus access may be limited depending on restrictions
    • Alternative options available for walks on lower sections of the gardens
  • Sunshine Coast – ability to enter and exit bus, and ability to walk some sloping pathways. 
  • Sherwood Arboretum – wheelchair access , leakier difficult on gravel paths

Cancellations or Alternative activities:

The organisers may have to cancel or make alternative arrangements for the conference and walks leading up to and during the event. These changes will be at the organisers discretion. 

The organisers are not liable for any cancellations due to force majeur.

Refunds

  • Conference up to !4 days out – 50% refund After 14 days – no refund
  • Dinner up to 7 days out – 50 % after 7 days – no refund
  • Pre Sunshine Coast Tour – up to March 20th 50 % refund after March 20th – no refund 

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