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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Patrick Newman
Member Highlight

New CEO, President Named to Lead Fort Worth Botanic Garden

26 February 2021
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Livestreaming Reforestation Conference

Watch: Reforestation for Biodiversity, Carbon Capture and Livelihoods

Didn't get a chance to register for the conference? Join live on YouTube.
24 February 2021
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Exchange of Plant Material and Data Survey

This survey aims to gather information on the extent and nature of plant material and data exchange between botanical organisations and to assess perspectives, constraints and opportunities associated with access to data and germplasm.
15 February 2021
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South American Botanic Garden Network Virtual Event - Experiences on Propagation

The South American Botanic Garden Network would like to invite you to a series of virtual talks introducing you to experts in the different aspects of the role and technical management of botanic gardens in the Latin American region.
18 February 2021
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A Virtual Tour of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

Join Scientific Director, Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir and former horticultural intern Sam Pagett for a virtual tour of the Botanical Gardens in the heart of Jerusalem.
07 February 2021
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Plants are essential for all life on earth, yet one-fifth of all plant species are threatened with extinction! No matter what size donation, every contribution makes a real difference to us.