Botanic gardens are among the most frequently visited cultural institutions in Australia. They inspire the appreciation and conservation of plants. They also provide valuable space for recreation and relaxation, and are sites of considerable scientific and cultural significance.
The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens Incorporated is a not-for-profit Association established for the purpose of supporting:
through working with Australian botanic gardens and other institutions to achieve the following objects:
The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens Incorporated - Rules (PDF document)
A committee of Australia’s executive leaders in botanic gardens manages the affairs of the Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens Inc.
Mr Stephen Forbes (Chair CHABG Inc.)
Executive Director, Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Adelaide
Dr Judy West (Ordinary Committee Member)
Executive Director, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
Dr Philip Moors (Treasurer, CHABG Inc.)
Chief Executive Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Mr Ross McKinnon (Ordinary Committee Member)
Curator, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
Ms Lesley Kirby (Ordinary Committee Member)
Director, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart
Mr Mark Webb (Secretary, CHABG Inc.)
Chief Executive Officer, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority ( Kings Park), Perth
Professor David Mabberley (Ordinary Committee Member)
Executive Director, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney
Mr Gary Fry (Ordinary Committee Member)
Director, Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs
The CHABG office is located at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra.
GPO Box 1777 Canberra
Phone: +61(0) 2 6250 9500
Fax: +61 (0) 2 6250 9599
Directory of Australian Botanic Gardens and Arboreta
NSW Regional Botanic Gardens Network
Census of Plants in Australian Botanic Gardens 1992
Survey of Botanic Gardens Usage
The National Strategy and Action Plan for the Role of Australia's Botanic Gardens in Adapting to Climate Change - 2008
Myrtle Rust - resources for Australia's botanic gardens
CHABG Inc. works closely with Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Incorporated (BGANZ)
BGANZ is the chief body representing the interests of botanic gardens in Australia and New Zealand. It promotes the interests and activities of Australian and New Zealand botanic gardens and botanic gardens generally and enhances the state of botanic gardens for the benefit of the community.
Individual, Institutional or Associate membership of BGANZ provide opportunities for information exchange, advocacy, development and grant opportunities and the benefits derived from national conferences and exhibitions. Visit the BGANZ Web Site
Major institutions participating in CHABG
- Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, ACT (details) (web-site)
- Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia (details) (web-site)
- George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, Darwin, Northern Territory (details) (web-site)
- Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia (details) (web-site)
- Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, Queensland (details) (web-site)
- Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Victoria (details) (web-site)
- Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, New South Wales (details) (web-site)
- Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania (details) (web-site)
- Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs, Northern Territory (details) (web-site)
The term 'botanic gardens' is used to include those organisations known by the name 'botanic' or 'botanical' gardens.
CHABG is not an accreditation authority, and does not confer botanic gardens status upon institutions.
Updated November 22, 2011 , Web Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)