We provide a global voice for all botanic gardens

championing and celebrating their inspiring work.

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.
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 240 institutions in 54 countries
  • Saving plants
    Rare and threatened seedlings raised for reintroduction and restoration
  • Policy and advocacy
    Signatories to the International Agenda on Botanic Gardens

Latest News and Events

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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Gardens Receive BGCI's Botanic Garden Accreditation

BGCI has granted accreditation to San Diego Zoo Global for its gardens at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
17 July 2019
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2019 Marsh Awards Call for Nominations

BGCI announces call for nominations for the 2019 Marsh Awards.
15 July 2019
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BGCI Launches Global Botanic Garden Fund

BGCI is excited to announce the launch of a new fund aimed at driving plant conservation in botanic gardens.
11 July 2019
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New Guidance on Threatened Species Recovery Launched

BGCI has produced a series of six concise guidance briefs on species recovery in English and Chinese.
11 July 2019
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BGCI Joins The Thriving Together Campaign

The Thriving Together campaign recognizes that family planning is critically important not only for women and girls but also for the environment.
11 July 2019
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Support BGCI

You can support our plant conservation efforts by sponsoring membership for small botanic gardens, contributing to the Global Botanic Garden Fund, providing corporate sponsorship, and more!