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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BGCI sustainability survey - Deadline extended to 31st December

22 October 2019
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BGCI Announces 2019 Marsh Award Winners

At an event in London, BGCI announced the winners of the 2019 Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Educations in Botanic Gardens.
17 October 2019
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Terre de Femmes International Award 2020

In its second year, the International Award will recognise a project led by a woman or group of women from an association or community network whose main objective relates directly to medicinal plants as part of a biodiversity approach.
16 October 2019
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President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin Plants Endangered Seeds from the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin dedicated an afternoon to plant endangered wildflower seeds in his home garden in honor of the Jewish New Year 5780.
10 October 2019
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9th Planta Europa Conference

The PLANTA EUROPA Conference aims at gathering botanists, researchers, practitioners, land managers, public authorities, students to share ideas and experiences on the conservation of wild plants and habitats across Europe.
11 May 2020
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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!