Services for Botanic Gardens

BGCI's services aim to mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


BGCI provides numerous services for botanic gardens including BGCI’s Botanic Garden Accreditation, grants through the Global Botanic Garden Fund, BGCI’s Global Congresses, awards, and much more.

  • The BGCI Accreditation Scheme
  • Global Botanic Garden Fund
  • BGCI Congresses
  • The Marsh Awards
  • Other Services

The BGCI Accreditation Scheme

BGCI’s accreditation scheme distinguishes botanic gardens from non-botanic gardens and recognises achievements in plant conservation.
About the BGCI Accreditation Scheme

Global Botanic Garden Fund

The Global Botanic Garden Fund is a new fund aimed at driving plant conservation in botanic gardens. Grants through the fund are only available to BGCI members.

BGCI Congresses

As the largest network of botanic gardens in the world, BGCI organises two major global conferences to enable the community to come together to ensure the continued conservation of plants and best practices in education.

The Marsh Awards

In partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, BGCI manages the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens.
the Marsh Awards

Other Services

BGCI supports botanic gardens by providing services to analyse plant collections, develop clear signage, and much more.

Become a Member

Be part of the largest network of botanic gardens and plant conservation experts in the world by joining BGCI today!

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!