Botanic Garden December 2013
All the Botanic Gardens Australian and New Zealand reports and all the news from the BGANZ/BGCI Congress held in Dunedin
THE BOTANIC GARDEN ISS 37 – DECEMBER 2013 1 Editorial Committee Alan Matchett Team Leader/Curator, Dunedin Mark Fountain Deputy Director Collections and Research, Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens Dale Arvidsson Curator, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and BGANZ President Janelle Hatherly Education and Interpretation Consultant Managing Editor: Eamonn Flanagan Graphic Designer: Siobhan Duffy Disclaimer: Please note the views expressed in articles are not necessarily the views of BGANZ Council. We aim to encourage a broad range of articles. CONTENTS President’s View Dale Arvidsson, BGANZ President 3 Farewell 4 Anne Duncan. BGANZ past President BGANZ Membership news Eamonn Flanagan, Executive Officer 5 6 7 9 Botanic in Brief Profile BGANZ 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress / 6th Biennial Botanic Gardens Australia & New Zealand Congress, 20-25th October Dunedin, New Zealand A global message from an old bird Megan J Hirst, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Why gardens are important, especially now Sophia Siskel, President & CEO, Chicago Botanic Garden Improved planning can help improve human health: the role of botanic gardens Ian McAlister, Manager Horticultural Services, Dubbo City Council Reflections on the BGCI/BGANZ congress from two perspectives Janelle Hatherly, Education and Interpretation Consultant and Mohammed Al Saidi, Environmental Education Specialist, Oman Botanic Garden Bartered Goods – Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Sara Levin Stevenson, Visitor Programs Coordinator, Mt Cuba Center Inc. Mum said, “So what have you learned so far?” Andrea Dennis, Maranoa Botanical Gardens, City of Boroondara, Victoria Strengthening the conservation value of tree collections for ex-situ conservation (session review) Ben Lyte, Curator Eastwoodhill Arboretum BGANZ Grant recipient report on NZ congress John Zwar, South Australia (The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta, SA) Response to the 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress from FGBG (Australia) Judith Trimble, President of Friends Geelong Botanic Garden Feedback and comments on the newsletter and articles are welcome. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cover: Dunedin Botanic Garden. Photo credit: John Zwar The theme of the March 2013 issue of The Botanic Garden will be - Marketing – How to sell your Garden and make money. The deadline for contributions is 21 February 2013. Please contact the Secretariat if you are intending to submit an article.