Call for Expressions of Interest to Host 8GBGC

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BGCI is inviting Expressions of Interest from botanic gardens or arboreta interested in hosting the 8th Global Botanic Gardens Congress in 2024. The Global Botanic Gardens Congress, held once every three years, is traditionally hosted by a BGCI botanic garden member, with Congress activities centred around the host botanic garden.

Where possible BGCI aims to reflect a broad geographical spread of Congress locations to encourage participation from around the world. Past Congresses have been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1992); Perth, Australia (1995); Cape Town, South Africa (1998); Carolina, USA (2000); Barcelona, Spain (2004); Wuhan, China (2007); Dublin, Ireland (2010); Dunedin, New Zealand (2013); and Geneva, Switzerland (2017). The next Global Botanic Gardens Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 7-11th February 2021.

Botanic gardens or arboreta interested in hosting an international Congress with Botanic Gardens Conservation International in 2024 should contact the Secretary General of BGCI ( by the end of December 2019. Please indicate the following in the email:

  • Who you are
  • Where the conference would be held
  • Why you wold like to host the conference

Requests for full proposals will be issued to interested gardens in early 2020, together with guidelines on key criteria, and the proposal selection process.

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