John Siemon

John Siemon, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney

Cultivating Opportunities in Australia's Most Visited Botanic Gardens

John Siemon is the Director of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust where he manages horticulture and science projects at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the Domain and the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. John is a Horticultural Scientist with a vast array of knowledge in plant physiology, plant breeding, tissue culture and germplasm conservation. He brings his more than 20 years of expertise and passion to manage an incredible suite of public green spaces which conserve and display more than 17,000 species of plants, from across the globe and are some of the most visited botanic gardens on the planet.  

After working for CSIRO and the University of Sydney, John joined the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust in 2002. First managing laboratories and science infrastructure, he went on to be the Curator Manager for the largest botanic garden in Australia, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, focussed entirely on native flora. 

John’s most significant achievement to date has been project managing the Australian PlantBank, including securing $19.8 million dollars in fundraising, architectural design and construction of this national repository for native plant seeds.

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Key Dates

Draft Conference Program Released 3 March 2022
Sponsorship Prospectus Released 3 March 2022
Keynote Speakers Announced
24 March 2022
Early Bird Registrations Close
Tuesday 19 April 2022
Full Conference Program Released Tuesday 26 April 2022
Conference Registrations Close
Monday 9 May 2022
Pre-conference Forum Registrations Close Monday 16 May 2022
QLD Region 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced Thursday 19 May 2022


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