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Proceedings of the Fifth Global Botanic Gardens Congress



The 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress (5GBGC) in Dunedin, New Zealand was attended by over 300 delegates from 43 countries. The congress was held in partnership with the 6th Biennial Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) Congress. The Congress included 17 plenary talks, 12 organised symposia and over 80 contributed papers.

An overview of the Congress conclusions can be downloaded here.

New initiatives launched at the Congress included the International Plant Sentinel Network and the new website for the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens.


Tree conservation was high on the agenda of items discussed with two pertinent symposia:

  • Strengthening the conservation value of tree collections for ex situ conservation
  • Beyond seed banking: Challenges and opportunities to conserve exceptional species

Find out more about these symposia here.

An image gallery has been created by Clive Copeman where you can order copies of the many memorable images of the Congress. You can access the gallery by clicking here.


Papers and posters from the Congress

Follow the links below to find the full text of papers and posters presented during the Congress as provided by Congress presenters.  The links also provide access to videos of  plenary talks and a selection of other presentations.



(Note: The opinions expressed in the papers are those of the author(s) and they do not necessarily reflect those of BGCI. The papers have not been peer reviewed.)