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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7GBGC save the date: 7-11 February 2021

Hosted in the glorious city of Melbourne, Australia, the 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress (7GBGC) will run from 7-11 February 2021.
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2019 Global Botanic Garden Fund Grant Winners Announced

BGCI announces 17 grants winners of the 2019 Global Botanic Garden Fund
04 December 2019
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Extinct, or ‘just’ extinct in the wild? The IUCN Red List changes that might mean a change of status for our most threatened plants

In February of this year, the influential journal Nature Plants published a short article calling for a change in the definition of the IUCN Red List category of Extinct in the Wild (EW).
04 December 2019
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World Forum on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, China

World Forum on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation was held October 28-29, 2019, in Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province, China.
02 December 2019
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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host 8GBGC

BGCI is calling on its members to host the 8th Global Botanic Garden Congress in 2024.
27 November 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!