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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BGCI Webinar

BGCI Webinar Series: Food Forever

23 June 2021
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Important Plant Areas Survey

Plantlife International is conducting a survey about ongoing activities involving Important Plant Areas (IPAs).
14 June 2021
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Cancellation of the 11th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens

Unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel the next education congress due to take place in March 2022, due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
14 June 2021
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Virtual Technical Talk by RSAJB

Strategies for research at Medellín Botanic Garden
24 June 2021
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BGCI Mourns Brígido Peguero

BGCI is remembering an outstanding biologist and promoter of the botanic garden community, Brígido Peguero.
14 June 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.