BGCI’s Accreditation Scheme

BGCI’s accreditation scheme distinguishes botanic gardens from non-botanic gardens and recognises achievements in plant conservation.


The BGCI Botanic Garden Accreditation is aimed at botanical institutions wishing to establish their credentials as botanic gardens.

The BGCI Conservation Practitioner and Advanced Conservation Practitioner accreditations recognise conservation-oriented botanic gardens and botanic gardens that focus on conservation actions that support local, national or global conservation goals.