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6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress

26/06/2017 (All day) - 30/06/2017 (All day)

Botanic gardens in society: visions for the future 

This event is organized by Botanic Gardens Conservation International and hosted by the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva .

The aim of this 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress is to stimulate discussion and innovative reflections on the role and relevance of botanic gardens in society.

The scientific programme will focus on botanic gardens' role in solving the major environmental challenges for society – food security, water scarcity, energy, health, loss of biodiversity and climate change. Major topics will include plant conservation, education and outreach, botanic garden management challenges and communicating the big issues via landscaping, with workshops and discussion sessions organised during the course of the meeting to address specific issues. We hope that the botanic garden community, its associated horticultural experts, scientists, educators, communicators, directors and managers will have the chance to collectively and collaboratively explore and develop different visions of botanic gardens and their core activities for the future. 

For more information visit: http://www.6gbgc.org  

Location: 

Botanical Gardens of Geneva - near the Palais des Nations