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.
2020 Holiday Challenge

BGCI is working to support the botanic garden community impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Help us raise £15,000 by December 15th!

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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.

2019
Key Numbers
  • Connecting people
    +625
    Institutional members of BGCI
  • Sharing knowledge
    775
    People trained from 331 institutions in 67 countries
  • Saving plants
    +375K
    Rare and threatened seedlings raised for conservation and restoration
  • Policy and advocacy
    60
    BGCI Accredited Botanic Gardens, Conservation Practitioners, and Advanced Conservation Practitioners

Latest News and Events

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Questionairre on Victoria amazonica and V. cruziana

Francisco Lopez is a student on the Kew Diploma in Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and is writing his final dissertation about the Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica and V. cruziana).
04 December 2020
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Survey: Sansevieria collections in Botanic Gardens

I am a student on the Kew Diploma in Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and am writing my final dissertation about Kew’s Sansevieria collection (reclassified as Dracaena).
04 December 2020
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The Impact of Covid-19 on Botanic Gardens Globally

BGCI explores the impact of covid-19 on botanic gardens across the world.
04 December 2020
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Q+A on the Shifting Social Role of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta
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Dr Murphy Westwood on the Shifting Social Role of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta

Globally, at least one-fifth of the world's plant species are threatened with extinction, making the work of botanic gardens and their experts in ex situ and in situ conservation all the more vital for our shared future
20 November 2020
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BGCI Launches Tree Conservation Fund

BGCI launches the Tree Conservation Fund, an initiative to enable businesses, philanthropic organisations, and governments around the world to contribute to the essential effort to save the world’s threatened tree species.
20 November 2020
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