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Last updated: 1 Jan 2018

The European Botanic Gardens Congress (EuroGard) is organised every three years by the Consortium working with a hosting institution. The meetings aim to strengthen capacity and collaboration among European botanic gardens as well as deepen their role in society at large.

EUROGARD VIII - European Botanic Gardens in the Decade on Biodiversity - Jardim Botânico da Ajuda (JBA), Lisbon, Portugal, May 7th-11th, 2018
Conference themes:
  • Botanic Gardens and Science
  • Botanic Gardens and Global Change
  • Biodiversity conservation activities
  • Role of Botanic Gardens in the Education Programs
  • Sustainability of Botanic Gardens
  • Heritage, Culture and Tourism in Botanic Gardens
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EUROGARD VII - Botanic Gardens, People and Plants for a Sustainable World - Challenges and responsibilities in the countdown to 2020
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, July 6 to 10 2015.

**Congress Conclusions, July 10, 2015, now on line **

**Congress Proceedings, April 2018, now on line **

Conference themes:

  • Standards, guidelines, protocols and policies
  • Science
  • Heritage, culture and tourism
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Education and Awareness
  • Botanic Gardens and Climate change
  • Networking, cooperation and capacity building
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EUROGARD VI - European Botanic Gardens in a Changing World
held on Chios island, Greece from May 28 to June 2, 2012.
Conference themes:
  • Promote effective action by botanic gardens for plant conservation.
  • Strengthen the links between botanic gardens, research institutes, conservation networks and other stakeholders.
  • Enhance botanic gardens as centres for sustainability, human well-being, environmental awareness and protection.

EUROGARD V - Botanic Gardens in the Age of Climate change
held in Helsinki, Finland from June 8 to 12, 2009.
Conference themes:
  • Biological theory in ex situ conservation
  • Linking ex situ conservation with in situ conservation
  • Botanic garden horticulture as a resource in ex situ conservation
  • Botanic Gardens’ conservation work in the age of climate change
  • The Global and European Strategies for Plant Conservation: how beyond 2010?

EUROGARD IV - Botanic Gardens and the 2010 Challenge
held in Pruhonice, the Czech Republic from September 18 to 22, 2006, at the Congress Centrum Floret of the Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening.
Conference themes:
  • Botanic Gardens and the 2010 Challenge
  • The European Plant Conservation Strategy
  • Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
  • The Biodiversity Strategy of the European Union
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National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise July 21 to 26, 2003.

EUROGARD II - EuroGard 2000
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Launch of the Action Plan for Botanic Gardens in the European Union.

EUROGARD I - Eurogard 97
Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Botanic Gardens and Biodiversity Conservation in Europe
  • Spreading the Word: Botanic Gardens and Education
  • Defining a Shared Mission: Networking European Botanic Gardens
  • Botanic Gardens: a part of European Heritage
  • Botanic Gardens and Science: Defining Research Priorities for European Botanic Gardens
  • Building Capacity for Action.