Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Saving Plants

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree."
Martin Luther


BGCI's vision is of a world in which plant diversity is valued, secure and supporting all life.

This recognises the crucial importance of plants in supporting all life on earth.

What are BGCI Doing?

Read about our plant conservation goals , which are based on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation


We Need to Conserve Plants. Plants are essential for all life on Earth, including humans, but they are endangered by many threats, which is causing both plant populations and diversity to decline.

The Role of Botanic Gardens. Botanic gardens play a major role in urgent global efforts to conserve plant diversity, using their skills in science and research, horticulture and education. BGCI encourages and supports these efforts.

Guidance for Botanic Gardens. Please visit our section on policy tools for all the information and policy tools which guide and inform botanic gardens in conservation. Key documents are:


Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

International Agenda

International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation

2010 BG Targets

The 2010 Botanic Garden Targets