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Staying in Touch: BGCI Electronic Publications and Alerts

BGCI offers several free services for staying in touch with us and the global botanic gardens community, through our e-bulletins, blogs and news update services. Certain publications are only available to BGCI members.


  • Cultivate - BGCI e-newsletter sent once every few months. An overview of news in and about botanic gardens worldwide
  • Education E-update - BGCI education newsletter for anyone involved in environmental education, especially if you want to know about plant-based education

News Updates

Media Sharing

  • BGCI Flickr photo-sharing - share and view pictures from BGCI events, pictures of threatened plants, and pictures taken in botanic gardens around the world.

African Botanic Gardens Network

The African Botanic Gardens Network promotes and supports the work of botanical gardens and associated institutions through education, conservation and sustainable use of plants for development, poverty alleviation and halting biodiversity loss.


Sign Up for Cultivate Emails from BGCI

Sign up to Cultivate - BGCI's email bulletin - to stay up-to-date with botanic garden news and plant conservation issues. It comes out quaterly and is packed with news and material and lots of activities you can take part in.


Education E-Update Archive

We've archived all Education E-Update issues so you can browse for items of interest by year and print them. Each article is linked to relevant gardens and other relevant content on the site so you can explore, make contacts and find out more about your subject.


Botanic Garden News on Your Desktop

BGCI news for botanic gardens can now be delivered to your RSS reader on your desktop.


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