"Botanical Garden Development and Management"Training Course
Many challenges, such as surging population, unbalanced development, deteriorating environment, climate change, have posed threats to all of us. Botanical Gardens have played a very important role at a time of rapid global change.
The IABG “Botanical Garden Development & Management” training course was intended to coordinate, promote and support the development and management of Asian Botanical Gardens, to help build regional capacity and expertise, to strengthen botanical garden networking among the Asian developing countries and promote exchange of professional skills and ideas.
For nearly 60 years, the International Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG) has been the official umbrella organization for botanic gardens and arboreta all over the world. Founded in 1954 at the 8th International Botanical Congress held in Paris, IABG is a scientific member of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) to which it reports and as such s a member of the IUBS International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS).
This training course, undertaken in collaboration among IABG, Chenshan Botanical Garden and IABG Asian Division were held at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden in 2016 and 2017. For the last two training, we had 20 trainees from 13 developing countries in Asia.
"Botanical Garden Development and Management” Training Course has successfully developed the 13 countries to build and strengthen connectivity and networking. Trainees achieved enjoyment, friendship, happiness and networking in the training.
To coordinate, promote and support the development and management of Asian botanical gardens
To help build regional capacity and expertise at a time of rapid global change
To strengthen botanical garden networking among the Asian developing countries and promote exchange of professional skills and ideas
This course includes
Lectures and discussion, covered The Mission and Development of Botanic Gardens, Plant Exhibitions & Shows, Botanical Garden Design, Conservatory & Production Greenhouse Management, Plants Production Management and Flower Border Design, Research at Botanical Gardens, Genetic Issues in Plant Conservation, Plant Taxonomy & APG IV, Naturalized and Invasive Plants, Herbarium Management & Seed Bank, Education Theory & Practice, Botanic Garden Customer Service & Marketing, etc.
Field excursion to Tianmu Mountain to gain practical experience on plant identification, field survey and techniques to link in situ with ex situ plant conservation.
Visits to several top botanic gardens and traditional parks in China.
Practice and interview with staff in Chenshan Botanical Garden.