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.
Projects and Case Studies
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

See all news

Rare Nevada Wildflower Proposed for U.S. Endangered Species Act Protection

In response to a petition and litigation from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to protect Tiehm’s buckwheat under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
11 June 2021
Learn more

ArbNet 10th Anniversary Virtual Conference: Partnering to Plant & Protect Trees

ArbNet 10th Anniversary Virtual Conference: Partnering to Plant & Protect Trees
14 September 2021
Learn more

Driven by Nature - Peter Raven's new autobiography

Peter Raven's new, highly recommended autobiography - Driven by Nature - is now available from Missouri Botanical Garden Press
11 June 2021
Learn more

Urban Agriculture Toolkit launched in the U.S.

The U.S. Botanic Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden are excited to announce the launch of an Urban Agriculture Toolkit to support public gardens and other organizations interested in initiating, expanding, or adapting urban agriculture programs.
11 June 2021
Learn more

FairWild Week - Why care about wild plants?

FairWildWeek - 21-25 June, 2021
21 June 2021
Learn more

Support BGCI

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.