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11th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens 2022

Would your Botanic Garden be interested in hosting the next International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens? 

BGCI has launched the call for proposals to host and co-organise the 11th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens in 2022. The timing of this next congress (to be held in 2022 rather than 2021) has been decided to ensure that it does not take place in the same year as the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress which will be taking place in 2021.

The Education Congress brings together botanic garden educators from across the globe to share expertise, experience and information. With its global audience, hosting the congress provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the reputation of any garden. The Congress is normally held every three years in different areas of the world to make it accessible to as many BGCI members as possible. 

Those interested in hosting an International Congress on Botanic Garden Education in 2022 should follow the process below:

  • Those interested in hosting the next congress should submit a proposal to BGCI.
  • This proposal should outline why the garden is suitable in terms of facilities and location and address the essential criteria outlined in the guidelines. 
  • The guidelines can be downloaded here.


The deadline for proposals is Sunday 7th January 2018. 


Proposals and supporting documents should be sent (by email or post) to

Paul Smith

Secretary General 

Descanso House, 199 Kew Road

Richmond, TW9 3AB, UK

or email:


If you would like to discuss the process or your garden's suitability for this event please contact Helen Miller.