s The Challenge of Change - Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens



The coming AAFBG Biennial Conference 2024 will be hosted by
The Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens

Please return regularly as we add more information to the event programme.

Download PDF of the Programme so far...

Join us as we tackle the big issues and explore solutions

  • to create rewarding relationships
  • to work well with volunteers
  • to identify opportunities within a changing climate
  • to employ technology that enhances our message and effectiveness.

Keynote speaker: Dale Arvidsson, Curator of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
Pre and post conference tours of Sunshine Coast Gardens.
Twilight welcome drinks and Handbury Award presentations
Conference Dinner at Mooloolaba Beach.

Key Takeaways

You will leave armed with a portfolio of experiences gleaned from Gardens around Australia.  Learn what has worked and what hasn't as well as:

  • valuable information
  • new networks
  • actionable ideas

to share with your Friends group.



Stay, and enjoy August on the Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a taste of subtropical Queensland in time for the start of Spring 2024. Come and experience our wildflower season; you’ll get to meet new Friends as well as the Friendly and knowledgeable locals...






Conference contacts

E:  bgfriends2024@gmail.com
W: www.friendsofmaroochybotanicgardens.org.au

The AAFBG acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.