We provide a global voice for all botanic gardens

championing and celebrating their inspiring work.

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.
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 240 institutions in 54 countries
  • Saving plants
    Rare and threatened seedlings raised for reintroduction and restoration
  • Policy and advocacy
    Signatories to the International Agenda on Botanic Gardens

Latest News and Events

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Native Plant Trust

Native Plant Trust Names New Director of Conservation

The Native Plant Trust has named Michael Piantedosi to the position of Director of Conservation.
22 August 2019
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SEP2D International Symposium: "Biodiversité végétale et développement durable"

In collaboration with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the SEP2D program is organizing an international symposium in Cotonou, Benin.
20 March 2020
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New Videos on the IPSN

The International Plant Sentinel Network has released two new videos.
08 August 2019
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BGjournal on JSTOR

BGjournal is being made freely available on JSTOR as part of a limited preview of the upcoming JSTOR Plants & Society Collection.
01 August 2019
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The Conservation Gap Analysis of Native U.S. Oaks Published

We are pleased to announce the release of the Conservation Gap Analysis of Native U.S. Oaks.
29 July 2019
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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!