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

Latest News and Events

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1st International Congress of Historic Botanic Gardens

The 1st International Congress of Historic Botanic Gardens (ICHBG) will be held from 11-12 October, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal
11 October 2021
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Huntington Botanical Gardens creates sign to deter plant theft

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California USA has recently created a unique sign aimed at deterring plant theft.
22 June 2021
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Workshop Series: Building Organizational Capacity for Urban Agriculture

15 July 2021
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Chad Washburn receives 2021 APGA Professional Citation

The American Public Gardens Association recognized Chad Washburn, Vice President of Conservation at Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida USA with the 2021 Professional Citation.
22 June 2021
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Bedgebury National Pinetum achieves top level Arboretum Accreditation

Forestry England’s, Bedgebury National Pinetum in Goudhurst, Kent has been awarded a Level 4 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.
22 June 2021
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