Under the high patronage of

Mr François HOLLANDE

President of the French Republic

European Botanic Gardens in the Decade on Biodiversity

Challenges and responsibilities in the countdown towards 2020


Patronage and supports

Congress overview

Keynote speakers

List of participants


Synthesis by Pierre-André Loizeau

EuroGard VII at MNHN

MNHNThe European Botanic Gardens Congress, EuroGard VII, was held in Paris from July 6-10, 2015 at the National Natural History Museum. It was organised in partnership with the European Botanic Gardens Consortium (EBGC), Botanic Gardens Conservation international (BGCI), and Jardins botaniques de France et des pays francophones (JBF).

EuroGard VII brought  together representatives from botanic gardens across Europe. The scientific programme  focused around the new version of the European Botanic Gardens Action Plan. The conference addressed the issues and challenges facing botanic gardens in the Decade on Biodiversity and will consider opportunities and prospects for the community of botanic gardens.

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Planning Pre-Congress and Congress EuroGard VII

The scientific programme

 Detailed Programme

 Featured speakers

  • Ferreira de Souza Dias, Braulio, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Dominique Richard, European Topic Center on Biological Diversity
  • Paul Smith, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International
  • Eleni Maloupa, Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Thessaloniki
  • Mr Han Qunli Director, Division des Sciences Ecologiques et de la Terre, UNESCO
  • Sara Oldfield, IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group
  • Juli Caujapé Castells, Director, Botanic Garden Las Palmas
  • Richard Deverell, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Matthew Jebb, Director National Botanic Garden Glasnevin, Ireland
  • Guiraud Michel, Direction des collections, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
  • Philippe Richard, Directeur, Jardin Botanique de Bordeaux
  • Philippe Bardin : Conservatoire Botanique National du Bassin Parisien
  • Peter Wyse Jackson, Chair of the Global Partnership for Plant conservation
  • Hervé Le Treut, climatologue, membre du GIEC
  • Marko Hyvärinen, Director, Helsinki Botanic Garden


Planning Sunday 5th July

Planning Monday July 6th

Planning Tuesday July 7th

Planning Thursday July 9th

Planning Friday July 10th


Congress themes

Congress Venue

Scientific Committee

Organizing Committee

Call for papers

Guidelines for abstracts

Timeline for abstract submission

Important dates

Presentation of the host garden, the Jardin des Plantes

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