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.

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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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Amorphophallus titanum

Charismatic Megaflora at the United States Botanic Garden

While this titan arum may not be cuddly and plushie-ready like the panda, it has got the kind of charisma that gets people excited about the mysteries contained in botanical collections: live broadcasts of the monumental fetid blooms in action are like the Fat Bear Week of plant conservation.
23 October 2020
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South Africa Sentinels

Since 2016, botanical gardens of South Africa have been involved in a sentinel research project funded by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) under the framework of the IPSN.
22 October 2020
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Botanic Garden Science and Conservation: Falling Between Stools

It is common sense to incorporate biodiversity, botanical data and botanical expertise into both the planning and practice of tree planting - but this isn't always the case.
22 October 2020
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Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Global Challenge: Unsung Plant Scientists

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and BGCI are partnering for this year’s (2020-2021) Global Challenge: Unsung Plant Scientists. This global challenge is open to all school age learners and celebrates underrepresented plant scientists.
21 October 2020
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Roots 17.2: Education and technology

Latest Issue of Roots Now Available

The latest issue of Roots focuses on how botanic gardens have been engaging with their visitors during a global pandemic. It is now available to download.
20 October 2020
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