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Registration opens for 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

2 February 2010


Registration is now open for the 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

This will be an extremely important Congress for botanic gardens, falling in a milestone year for international biodiversity conservation. During the Congress, botanic gardens will be able to evaluate not only the important progress made towards the achievement of the United Nation’s 2010 biodiversity conservation target and the GSPC but also review the priorities we must all set to guide our individual and collective actions for the good of the planet over the coming decade.

Included are keynotes from Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the CBD, Duncan Stewart, environmental campaigner and television presenter, Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden, Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, HRH Priness Basma bint Ali, Royal Botanic Gardens, Jordan, Peter Wyse Jackson,  Director, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Scot Medbury, President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Huang Hongwen, Director, South China Botanic Garden, Steve Hopper, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Gerard Donelly,  Director, Morton Arboretum and Sara Oldfield, Executive Secretary, BGCI.

The Congress will also include symposia and workshops on the most challenging current concerns of botanic gardens worldwide, including biodiversity conservation, climate change, sustainability, environmental education, innovative horticulture and collections management, and much more.  Specific opportunities to consider the following themes and priorities will be provided:

  •  The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation – 2010 and beyond
  • Addressing the threat from invasive aliens, pests and diseases
  • Building sustainable botanic gardens
  • Frontiers of science and conservation biology research in botanic gardens
  • Addressing climate change through botanic gardens
  • Working with local communities towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals
  • Environmental education in botanic gardens
  • Botanic garden horticulture

Visit the Congress website for more information, the congress programme and pre and post Congress tours. 

Register now to be part of the world's biggest botanic gardens event.

4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress Registration Fees:

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Early Registration Fee BGCI Member 
€420Before 28th Feb
Early Registration Fee Non Member
Standard Registration Fee BGCI Member 
Before 31st  March
Standard Registration Fee Non Member
Late Member€520 After 31st  March
Late Non Member€580  

Student Registration Fee (not including

Congress dinner)

Day Registration Fee€140 
Student Day Registration Fee 
Accompanying Person Fee€140   



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