Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Become a member

Our members are botanic gardens, seed banks or other botanical institutions that share our vision of working together to secure plant diversity, for the well-being of people and the planet.

Benefits for member gardens range from tailored advice and support, to priority access to training and funding opportunities.

They also receive an electronic copy of our bi-annual publications BGjournal (on botanic garden conservation worldwide) and Roots (education review) to share with their staff.

The reserved Members’ Area on this website, gives access to extra features for our global database resources: Plant SearchThreat Search and Global Tree Search.

The multiple ways in which our members can benefit from being part of our community, and what we have achieved together with our members in the past year, are showcased in the Annual Member's Review.

Join now

Annual membership runs from January to December, and you will be invoiced at the start of every new year.

You can join straight away: choose your membership band below (based on your budget), then click on the fee in the desired currency, and you will be taken to the WorldPay payment form.

We can accommodate for alternative ways of paying. To discuss that, or any other information on membership and joining, contact us.


 Budget size

  Membership fee Jan-Dec

More than US$2.25million

 GBP 1,100

USD 1,650 

EUR 1,325 

US$1.5 to $2.25 million

 GBP 600 

 USD 990 

 EUR 770  

US$750,000 to $1.5 million

GBP 440 

 USD 715 

 EUR 550 

US$100,000 to $750,000

GBP 240 

 USD 385 

 EUR 310 

Below US$ 100,000*

GBP 110 

USD 165 

 EUR 130 


Financial support

BGCI is keen to enable gardens of all sizes and financial availability to become members, do get in touch if you want to discuss further. We do offer a membership sponsorship scheme for the smaller gardens.


Patron gardens

For gardens able to provide additional support for global plant conservation, BGCI offers the opportunity to join as a patron institution. There are limited numbers of places available, send your expression of interest.


Networks and associations

If you are a network of botanic gardens or a related botanical institution, we would love for you to get in touch and discuss opportunities for collaboration.