Membership

BGCI provides membership to both institutions and individuals. BGCI is consistently looking for and welcoming new members, to help address the challenge of securing plant diversity, for the well-being of people and the planet.

BGCI Institutional Membership

By joining BGCI you will be part of the largest global network of botanic gardens and institutions in conservation, and have access to a range of dedicated services:

  • Grants through the Global Botanic Garden Fund
  • The Botanic Garden Accreditation Scheme
  • Botanic Garden technical support and advisory services
  • Discounted Congress attendance (BGCI Global, Education, and Horticulture Congresses)
  • BGCI’s electronic publications, including BGjournal (conservation) and Roots (education)
  • Access to an exclusive Members’ Area Website and extra features to our global database resources: PlantSearch, ThreatSearch and GlobalTreeSearch.
  • Use of the BGCI website to promote your events, news, and job listings
  • Permission to use BGCI’s logo and name
  • A membership pack and Certificate of Membership
  • Subsidized training courses
  • Prizes and awards

The many ways that our members have benefited 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.

Institutional Membership Categories and Fees

BGCI acknowledges that botanic gardens across the globe have varying financial and human resources. As such, BGCI’s Membership Categories and Fees are based on the institution’s annual budget. The services we provide to members do not vary by membership category. BGCI accepts membership payments in three currencies: Great British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD), and Euros (EUR).

Budget Size (in USD) Membership Fee (GBP) Membership Fee (USD) Membership Fee (EUR) Membership Category
Greater than $2.25 million £1,250 $1,500 €1,375 Category B
$1.5 to $2.25 million £675 $900 €800 Category C
$750,000 to $1.5 million £500 $650 €575 Category D
$100,000 to $750,000 £270 $350 €325 Category E
Less than $100,000 £125 $150 €135 Category F

BGCI Individual Membership

Even if you are not an institution, you can make a difference by joining our community as an individual. BGCI offers two types of individual membership: Individual Supporter and Conservation Donor.

BGCI Individual Supporters and Conservation Donors make a yearly commitment to support our plant conservation activities. The membership fee individuals provide supports the services that BGCI provides to botanic gardens and conservation efforts across the globe.

By joining BGCI you will be part of the largest global network of botanic gardens, institutions, and individuals in conservation, and have access to a range of dedicated services:

  • Regular newsletters
  • BGCI bi-annual publications: BGjournal and Roots
  • Invitations to events
  • Permission to use BGCI’s logo and name
  • A membership pack and Certificate of Membership
  • Subsidized training courses
  • Prizes and awards

In addition, Conservation Donors receive:

  • Discounts on registration fees to BGCI congresses
  • The opportunity to get more involved in the work of BGCI on an ad-hoc basis
  • Use of the BGCI website to promote your events, news, and job listings

Individual Membership Fees

Individual Membership Category Membership Fee (GBP) Membership Fee (USD) Membership Fee (EUR)
Conservation Donor £310 $365 €325
Individual Supporter £90 $115 €95