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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Food Forever Global Exhibition Toolkit Now Available

BGCI and partners have developed a toolkit and series of Food Forever panels (as design files) that are available free of charge
01 April 2020
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A New Open Access Peer-reviewed Online Journal

"Genetic Resources", a new open access peer-reviewed online journal which is free to publish and free to read.
26 March 2020
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Regional Firsts for Trees on the IUCN Red List

The success of The Global Tree Assessment continues with the most recent IUCN Red List update (March 2020) with the publication of more than 1,500 conservation assessments for trees.
26 March 2020
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Latest Issue of BGjournal Now Available

2020 has been designated by the United Nations as the International Year of Plant Health. This issue of BGjournal therefore focuses on the biosecurity activities of botanic gardens around the world.
26 March 2020
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BGCI' Secretary General, Paul Smith, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on botanic gardens in his second blog.
24 March 2020
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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!