We provide a global voice for all botanic gardens

championing and celebrating their inspiring work.
BGCI Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

We are the world's largest plant conservation network

with over 60,000 plant scientists and horticulturists.

We mobilise botanic gardens and partners to secure plant diversity

for the well-being of people and the planet.
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What We Do

BGCI promotes an efficient, cost-effective and rational approach to plant conservation in botanic gardens.

Why join BGCI?

Be part of the largest network of botanic gardens and plant conservation experts in the world.

Key Numbers
  • Connecting people
    Institutional members of BGCI
  • Sharing knowledge
    People trained from 331 institutions in 67 countries
  • Saving plants
    Rare and threatened seedlings raised for conservation and restoration
  • Policy and advocacy
    BGCI Accredited Botanic Gardens, Conservation Practitioners, and Advanced Conservation Practitioners

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BGCI Webinar

BGCI Webinar Series: Increasing Native Species Supply for Ecological Restoration

Join us for the next instalment of the BGCI webinar series, taking place on Thursday 27th May at 10am BST.
27 May 2021
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New issue of Roots now available

The latest issue of BGCI's education journal Roots is now available and focuses on botanic gardens and the role of climate change education.
10 May 2021
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Virtual Global Symposium and Workshop, Conserving Exceptional Plants: Cryobiotechnology and the Model of Oaks

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and partners are hosting a virtual symposium and workshop, Conserving Exceptional Plants: Cryobiotechnology and the Model of Oaks, on October 19-21, 2021.
19 October 2021
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The Morton Arboretum announces new Vice President of Science and Conservation

Murphy Westwood named Vice President of Science and Conservation at the Morton Arboretum.
23 April 2021
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Plant poaching is on the rise. What can we do?

BGCI's Secretary General discusses plant poaching and what botanic gardens can do to stop this rising issue.
23 April 2021
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