Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Conference
The Friends of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden Inc,
Port Augusta on 18th& 19th August 2012
The Friends of The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta Incorporated cordially invite you to attend the biennial conference of The Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens Inc. August 2012
Pre and post conference tours will be available (see PDF).
Conference proceedings and social activities are planned both at The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden (AALBG) established in Western Myall woodland with open saltbush plains and a fringe of Grey Mangroves along the shoreline of Spencer Gulf, and at the nearby Port Augusta Golf Club, the venue for the conference proceedings and dinner.
Invited speakers are respected professionals and practitioners in their areas of expertise. We have chosen to focus on the theme of Myalls (the Western Myall is the emblem of the AALBG and occurs in the Garden); Mangroves (Grey Mangroves grow along the shore of Spencer Gulf our Garden’s eastern boundary;) and More, which will include discussion on Eucalypts, European Explorers, Birds of the Region, Goyder’s Line, and Water Supply in South Australia (continuing the discussion of reduced water availability in southern Australia which was largely the focus of the Mildura Conference).
There will be time also for discussion on your role as Friends’ volunteers in our various gardens and time will be set aside for brief presentations from other Friends’ groups. During breaks and social functions there will be the opportunity to interact with other delegates and share experiences.
Port Augusta is served by rail, bus and air services and has ample accommodation.
Conference Programme (PDF, 730 KB)
Conference Proceedings (PDF, 700 KB)