News and events > Latest News Latest News Latest news in botanic gardens and plant conservation around the world is published here. You may also want to: search the News archives add the BGCI RSS feed to your feed reader sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter, Cultivate Read the latest news Are you interested in garden partnerships and twinning programmes? 2 October 2015 BGCI is exploring the possibility of developing a twinning programme to help botanic gardens make mutually beneficial partnerships. Find out more about our proposed programme and take the survey Working together to develop best practices for botanic gardens 1 October 2015 Many botanic garden staff would like to have the opportunity to learn about ‘best practice’ methodologies from others. We are therefore gathering together examples of policies developed by botanic gardens in various areas of their work. Please contact us if you can help. A summary of BGCI's 2015 education congress in Missouri 29 September 2015 BGCI's education congress held in Missouri Botanical Gardens was hugely successful. The congress report represents this and details all the key themes and thoughts collected throughout the duration of the event. Shanghai-Chenshan Botanical Garden becomes BGCI's latest Patron Member 28 September 2015 BGCI is delighted to welcome Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden as its latest Patron member BGCI is developing a new series of courses on public engagement in botanic gardens and we want your help! 17 September 2015 BGCI at the 14th World Forestry Congress, Durban 9 September 2015 BGCI is participating in the 14th World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa this week promoting how our programmes and botanic gardens are contributing to forest conservation. The BGEN annual conference is on its way 4 September 2015 With the arrival of September the annual BGEN conference is not far away. The conference will be held from the 4th-6th of November at The National Arboretum in Westonbirt. Tickets are currently available to purchase, and if you book before the 11th September special early bird prices are available! BGCI's conservation projects in China praised by external review committee. 1 September 2015 From 6-7 August 2015, a group of experts met at the Shangri-La Alpine Botanical Garden to review BGCI’s plant conservation projects in in China. New book - Pests in N. W. European Greenhouses - Jan Piet Kaas 21 August 2015 Sara Redstone, from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, reviews Jan Piet Kaas book: Pests in NW European Greenhouse; an illustrated guide. BGEN Training and Networking events 12 August 2015 There are a number of great BGEN training and networking events coming up this September exploring CPD programmes, volunteer management and also outdoor learning opportunities.