Accreditation Standards

The BGCI Accreditation Scheme has clear and transparent targets for achieving accreditation detailed in the BGCI Accreditation Standards Manuals.

The BGCI Accreditation Standards Manuals guide botanic gardens and botanic institutions through their application for Botanic Garden, Conservation Practitioner and Advanced Conservation Practitioner Accreditation.

Botanic gardens may wish to review the requirements set to achieve Botanic Garden, Conservation Practitioner and Advanced Conservation Practitioner Accreditation.

Download the BGCI Accreditation Standards Manuals below and use the exemplary evidence to help shape your own application.

BGCI Accreditation Standards Manuals

  • BGCI Accreditation Standards

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Additionally, below you will find examples of strategies, documents, policies, and evidence used by BGCI Accredited Botanic Gardens, Conservation Practitioners and Advanced Conservation Practitioners in their own applications.

Examples of Strategies

  • Accreditation Examples: Collection Strategies

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  • Accreditation Examples: Pest & Disease Strategies

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  • Accreditation Examples: Whole Garden Strategies

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Sustainability and Conservation Examples

  • Accreditation Examples: Ex situ Conservation Activities

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  • Accreditation Examples: In situ Conservation Activities

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  • Accreditation Examples: Sustainability and Ethical Activities

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Other Strategies

  • Accreditation Examples: Other Strategies

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  • Accreditation Examples: Regulatory Policies

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Other Evidence

  • Accreditation Examples: Outreach

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  • Accreditation Examples: Signage and Interpretation

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