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.

BGCI is working to support the global botanic garden community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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

Latest News and Events

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The Botanist X BGCI

BGCI is delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with The Botanist to further the conservation of endangered and rare plants species, through BGCI’s Global Botanic Garden Fund.
22 July 2020
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BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund Now Accepting Applications

The deadline for applications for 2020 Grants through BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund has been extended to 14 August 2020.
21 July 2020
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Mt. Cuba Center Voted Best Botanical Garden in North America!

Mt. Cuba Center, a public garden dedicated to native plants and ecological gardening, won the top spot in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Botanical Garden” in North America.
21 July 2020
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On Diversity and Equality

BGCI's Secretary General, Paul Smith, discusses how racism has no place at BGCI, in conservation, or in our community.
21 July 2020
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University of Ljubljana Botanic Garden celebrates its 210th anniversary

On 11 July 2020, the University of Ljubljana Botanical Garden celebrated its 210th anniversary.
21 July 2020
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Support BGCI

BGCI has teamed up with PlantSnap, the plant identification app, to help members of our botanic garden community that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Donate today and receive a copy of the PlantSnap Pro App!