The conference organisers have made a commitment to reduce paper usage by all parties at the conference and in doing so reduce waste.
To support this principle ALL sponsor and supporter promotional materials will be provided to the delegates in digital format on USBs. Printed material is to be limited to catalogues when sponsor has a promotional booth.
FBBGSA Rep Brisbane: Annette Irish
P: 0406 824 438
AAFBG Rep: Rosemary Noone
P: 0417 221 115
Friends groups across Australia are actively involved as advocates & partners for botanic gardens. Their roles include leadership & inspiring the community, planning, planting and gardening, fundraising & events, education & visitor services such as guiding and children’s programmes. Friends are involved in a range of technical aspects such as assisting with Plant Collections, Records or Herbariums and they are also active in botanical arts and crafts.
The Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens holds its National Conference biennially. The Conference Committee aims to provide the contingent of local & interstate delegates with the best SE QLD can offer providing new & interesting insights into Queensland horticultural & natural resources. In partnership with fellow Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast Botanic Gardens ‘Friends’ pre & post conference tours will be within easy reach of Brisbane.
The primary purpose of the biennial Conference is to bring together Friends’ organisations from botanic gardens around Australia to network & learn from one another by sharing knowledge, successes & experiences of the varied aspects of growing & sustaining botanic gardens. Each Friends member attending will represent their own Gardens members, in all many thousands of Friends, all committed advocates, volunteers & supporters of Botanic Gardens.
In 2020 – there is something special to Celebrate – the 250th year since Banks & Solander first came to the South Pacific region & Australian shores discovering many new species for the horticultural world. Their significant work, plant hunting & naming new species inspired the botanical world.
As well as presentations, there will be field trips & guided walks to the 3 Brisbane City Council owned botanic gardens & arboretum.