19 November 2013
A major international conference held in Dunedin over the past week drew to a close yesterday amid plaudits for the city and its people.
The 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress attracted 347 delegates from 45 countries to the city for the week for the conference, which largely took place in the city's recently refurbished Dunedin Centre. Closing the conference, incoming chairman of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, said the congress had been ''Exceptional. Several people here had said they think it has been the best global congress yet.''
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