20th Annual Meeting of the German Association of Botanic Gardens

Water for Plants and People

September 20 – 23, 2012 at the Botanic Garden of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

The Annual Meeting of the German Association of Botanic Gardens is the most important platform for the exchange of information among botanic gardens in the German-speaking world. The meeting is primarily designed for those who work in the academic, horticultural, and educational sectors associated with botanic gardens and arboretums but is also open to anyone who is interested in the subject of botanic gardens and their tasks and objectives.

"Water for plants and people" will be the keynote theme of the 2012 annual meeting. The focus will be on all relevant aspects associated with the resource water in the context of botanic gardens, such as aquatic plants, the sustainability of water usage, watering and water treatment, and educational opportunities with water as their subject.

Tentative program

Thursday, September 20, 2012
12 noon  |  Welcoming address and registration
1-5 pm  |  Program of the Education Working Group
1-5 pm  |  Horticultural program and "Gardeners guide gardeners"
7 pm  |  Group dinner in the historic city center of Mainz

Friday, September 21, 2012 
8 am  |  Registration
9 am  |  Welcoming address
9.30 am-12 noon  |  Talks and presentations
12 noon-1 pm  |  Lunch break
1-3.30 pm  |  Workshop on the topic of "Water for Plants and People" 
4-6 pm  |  Guided tours of the JGU Botanic Garden 
7 pm  |  Group dinner at the JGU Botanic Garden

Saturday, September 22, 2012
8-9.45 am  |  Meeting of the Board of the German Association of Botanic Gardens and consultation with the working group representatives
8.45-9.45 am  |  Guided tours of the JGU Botanic Garden
10 am-1 pm  |  20th General Assembly of members of the German Association of Botanic Gardens
1-2 pm  |  Lunch break
2-4 pm  |  Status group meetings (custodians, technical officers, educators, gardeners)
5.30-7 pm  |  Guided tour through the city of Mainz 
7 pm  |  Group dinner in the historic city center of Mainz

Sunday, September 23, 2012
9 am-12 noon  |  Excursion to the Mainz Sand Dunes nature reserve
12 noon-4 pm  |  Excursion to the Wildenstein Valley near Donnersberg mountain in the Palatinate region
5 pm  |  End of the meeting in Mainz

Registration and accommodation
We will be providing detailed information on registration, travel, and accommodation options on this site starting March 1, 2012.

Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology Symposium
The Annual Meeting of the German Association of Botanic Gardens will be held directly after the 21st International Symposium Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the German Botanical Society at the Institute of Special Botany and the Botanic Garden of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (September 16-19, 2012).

German Association of Botanic Gardens 

 Contact

Dr. Ralf Omlor
Custodian of Botanic Garden
Johannes Gutenberg University
D 55099 Mainz
Tel. +49 6131 39 22628
E-Mail


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