Conservation Practitioner Accreditation Application

Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

BGCI’s Conservation Practitioner Accreditation recognises botanic gardens with a conservation-oriented approach.


BGCI’s Conservation Practitioner Accreditation recognises botanic gardens with a conservation-oriented approach. The application process involves filling out a questionnaire and providing documented evidence of activities. The criteria assessed includes:

  • Leadership commitment
  • Collections of conservation value
  • Public education on conservation issues
  • Conservation horticulture
  • Conservation activities
  • Conservation science or research
  • Sustainability
  • Staff commitment to conservation
  • Network membership

Applications will be reviewed by BGCI. This accreditation is only open to BGCI members and there is no fee. For non-members, gardens can only be assessed as a Conservation Practitioner by becoming members.

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