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In October 2017 the biennial conference of volunteer guides from Australian and New Zealand botanic gardens will be held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra.
Conference attendees will be welcomed at the Australian National Botanic Gardens during the afternoon of Sunday 15 October. The first guided walks of the gardens will be held that afternoon, and there will be night walks that evening. The conference will start formally at 9 am on Monday 16 October and go through until Thursday 19.
The theme of the conference is 'Informed Guiding – Discovering the mystery and magic of our Gardens'.
The conference will be centred on the Australian National Botanic Gardens at Black Mountain, Canberra.
Some Conference sessions will be held at the Shine Dome nearby, some at the National Library of Australia and some within the Gardens.
Look at a map of the area.
You can view a video introduction to the conference and the venues, accommodation, and sights that conference participants will enjoy.
A program of speakers on topical issues of interest to Botanic Gardens guides and a special guiding day are planned. There will be excursions and guided tours at a wide range of cultural and scientific institutions. Participants who arrive during the weekend before the conference will be able to visit Canberra's renowned Floriade festival before it closes.
A block of modestly-priced rooms has been reserved for visiting guides at heritage-listed University House on the Australian National University campus. The hotel is within walking distance of the Botanic Gardens, the Shine Dome and also the newest and liveliest City restaurant scene.
The conference will be organised by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, working in collaboration with the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
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Last updated on 15 March 2017
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