s AFBG National Conference Highlights - Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens



Session 1 Growing Matters


Tim Entwisle – Sprinter and Sprummer, Australia's Changing Seasions 

Mark Ballantyne – The Use of Apps to Communicate Species Conservation and Learning

Lawrie Smith - QRBG Friends Conference 2014

Gwen Harden – Rainforest interactive

Naomi Christian – Plants in Paradise Managing Threatened Species on the Gold Coast


Session 2 Growing Gardens


Liz Caddick – AAFBG – Presentation Prospering Through Partnership

Bob Ducrou and Malcolm Cox – Collaborating with Council in a Child Friendly Challenge

Neil Morley – The Herbarium in Regional Botanic Gardens

Melinda Laidlaw – Impact of Environmental Weeds Weed Spotters Network

Dale Arvidsson – BGANZ AFBG Partnership

Maya Harrison - Bungee Jumping Caterpillars

Kate Heffernan - Living Collections and Landscapes of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens


Session 3 Growing Friends


Richard Patterson - Volunteering Gold Coast

John Bentley - Growing Plants Growing People

Alex Smart - Advocating for Gardens Friends Can Do It


Success Stories


Mike Sorrell - Successes of the FBBG Ballarat

David Coutts - Things are Chainging at ANBG

John Zwar - 30 Years in an Arid Smart Garden, Arid Lands

Seonald Melville - Noosa - A History of Community Involvement


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FGBG - AFBG presentation Slide Show 2014