29th International Horticultural Congress. 17-22nd August 2014
29th International Horticultural Congress - Brisbane

“Horticulture -
Sustaining lives,
livelihoods and


The Australian Society of Horticultural Science The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Science INC

Major Sponsors

Griffith University ZESPRI Queensland Government - Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Horticulture Australia Limited


This site contains information about the 29th International Horticultural Congress to be held in Brisbane, Australia in August 2014.

The congress is being hosted by the Australian Society of Horticultural Science, the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science.

Held every four years at various sites around the world, and attracting more than 2,000 delegates, the congress is a world forum on all aspects of horticulture and horticultural science.

The theme of the 2014 congress is ‘Horticulture - sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes’. We’ve chosen this theme to highlight the unique potential of horticulture to address the key issues of modern society - health, wealth and the environment. Horticulture matters to us all, whether we are involved in research, extension, education, servicing horticulture in production, amenity or environmental horticulture, in developed or developing countries.

In the spirit of scientific cooperation and sharing knowledge globally, the congress will showcase advanced technologies that are becoming globally significant in a world with a rapidly growing population, less cultivatable land and an environment under threat.

This will be the second time that Australia has had the privilege to host the congress. The vibrant city of Brisbane and the adjoining Gold and Sunshine Coasts are rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage and offer adventure, fun, and entertainment for all ages.

So please reserve the dates of August 17-24 in your calendar. We hope you will contribute to the stimulating technical presentations while enjoying the spectacular sights of subtropical Australia.


See you in 2014.

Professor Rod Drew
Professor Ian Warrington
Co-Chairs, Congress Executive Committee 2014

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