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BGCI Congresses

BGCI organises congresses to enable botanic gardens to share experiences and information in plant conservation. The Proceedings of past congresses are made available to the public on our website. BGCI articles relating to past congresses, stored in our Journal Archives, are displayed on the right hand side of this page.

The most recent Global Botanic Gardens Congress is at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand in 2013. The next  Botanic Gardens Education Congress is in 2015 in Missouri Botanic Gardens, USA.

Organising a Global Botanic Gardens Congress

Botanic Gardens who are interested in hosting a Global Botanic Garden Congress are referred to our guidelines for organising one. More details


Proceedings of Past Congresses

World Botanic Gardens Congresses 2000- present

International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congresses 1992 -1998

  • 4th International Botanic Gardens Congress - Perth 1995

Botanic Gardens Education Congresses

Scientific Conference

Wuhan: Congress Proceedings Online

The 3rd Global Botanic Gardens Congress attracted nearly 1,000 participants from 67 countries. A total 202 oral and 145 poster presentations were given during the week in Wuhan, China and these are now available to all online along with pictures and other records of the meeting.


EuroGard IV Proceedings

The Fourth European Botanic Gardens Congress EuroGard IV was held near Prague, in the Czech Republic, in September 2006. Selected proceedings are now available online for download.


Resolutions from EuroGard IV Congress

Over 100 delegates at Eurogard IV, the 4th European Botanic Gardens Congress, issued a series of resolutions to meet conservation committments. Emphasis was on the need for communication and networking, access and benefit sharing and the role of botanic gardens in combating invasive species.


2nd Conference of Caribbean Botanic Gardens for Conservation


Events & Meetings

Please browse this page on upcoming meetings relevant to those in botanic gardens and related fields.


Proceedings of the International Congresses on Education in Botanic Gardens



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6th Education Congress: Proceedings Now Available
BGCI’s 6th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens in September has been billed as "the best ever". This unique gathering of the leading figures in botanic garden education inspired, motivated and brought people together. The Proceedings are now online - follow the link above.

The 2nd World Botanic Gardens Congress
Held in Barcelona in 2004, this Congress reviewed the implementation of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation and also helped quantify the contributions of botanic gardens to the achievement of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Proceedings are available on the site.