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

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Member Highlight

How the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney are Using Podcasting to Interest People in Gardening

BGCI highlights Branch Out, a podcast by BGCI Patron Member the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust Sydney.
23 June 2020
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Kick-off Meeting for the U.S. Region of the Global Conservation Consortium for Oak

The Morton Arboretum and BGCI hosted a very productive kick-off meeting for the U.S. Region of the Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO), a coordinated and collaborative network working to prevent the extinction of the world’s oak species.
22 June 2020
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North American BGCI Members Majority of USA Today 2020 Best Botanical Garden

Help our North American BGCI Members win Best Botanical Garden 2020.
22 June 2020
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Fraxinus Collections in Eastern European Gardens

The IPSN is involved in a new project to monitor for the Emerald Ash Borer in eastern European countries.
19 June 2020
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New IUCN Seed Conservation Specialist Group Website

The newly designed IUCN Seed Conservation Specialist Group new website is now live!
19 June 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!