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Botanic Garden Resource Pack
Institution members of BGCI receive many benefits of membership, including the Botanic Gardens Management Resource Pack. All new members get the pack when they sign up. It's full of extremely useful manuals and resources to help staff at the garden. Consisting of a range of useful materials from the Darwin Technical Manual to BG Recorder plant data logging software, it's a key set of tools for new or established gardens.
The pack includes:
Darwin Technical Manual for Botanic Gardens
A CITES Manual for botanic gardens
Now available online only and sent to members as pdfs.
Roots - Environmental Education Review
The International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
Education for Sustainable Development - Guidelines for action in botanic gardens
Communities in Nature - Growing the social role of botanic gardens
Plants for Life - Medicinal plant conservation and botanic gardens
A major feature of the website is the global garden database where you can inform the world about your garden with material including photographs and events. The Plant Search database is also here, helping us work out how much plant diversity is being saved worldwide.
The Darwin Technical Manual
Everything you could want to know about starting and running a botanic garden is contained in this unique resource. Written in collaboration with 87 people from 22 countries, it is available in French, Spanish and English. New BGCI Members are given the Manual along with lots of other key resources.
The Essential Garden Design Workbook
A well-designed garden provides pleasure to owner and visitor alike but often eludes even the most experienced gardener. This book guides you through every stage of designing a garden, from site assessment to drawing up plans and selecting suitable materials, from initial concept to final design.
Managing Visitor Attractions
'Managing Visitor Attractions' is a unique text that provides a cutting edge insight into the issues, principles and practices of visitor attractions today and into the future.