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.
2020 Holiday Challenge

BGCI is working to support the botanic garden community impacted by 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

Latest News and Events

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South American Botanic Garden Network Virtual Event

Studies of Carbon Storage at the Botanic Garden of the University of Manabí, Ecuador
21 January 2021
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IUCN Red List Update - Proteas

BGCI member Fossil Plants guest-curates United Nations Biodiversity Instagram account on Protea conservation

BGCI member Fossil Plants will be sharing two weeks of storytelling about Proteas — 45% of which are now listed as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered — on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity Instagram account. Follow @UNBiodiversity and @yourBGCI to see more!
15 January 2021
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Lipstick on a Fig Tree

Lipstick on a Fig Tree

Why planting trees avoids the real problems (and may make things worse. An online event of the World Biodiversity Forum
14 January 2021
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AOS Grants Available for Orchid Conservation

In its concern for the protection of wild orchid species around the world, the American Orchid Society (AOS) Conservation Committee announces that it is accepting applications for conservation project grants for 2021
08 January 2021
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Contribute to the next issue of Roots on climate change

The deadline for abstracts is 15th January.
08 January 2021
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