Botanic Garden Accreditation

BGCI’s Botanic Garden Accreditation is aimed at botanic institutions wishing to establish their credentials as botanic gardens.

The BGCI Botanic Garden Accreditation is designed to be as inclusive as possible while still setting a global standard for botanic gardens. The application process involves filling out a questionnaire and providing documented evidence of activities. The criteria measured will assess and value the fundamental components of a botanic garden, including:

  • Strategic direction and governance
  • Open to the public
  • Documented collections
  • Public education
  • Horticulture
  • Research capacity
  • Conservation activities
  • Sustainability and ethics
  • Specialist expertise
  • Network membership

Applications will be reviewed by BGCI. This accreditation is open to BGCI members and non-members. For BGCI members there is no charge. For non-members a charge of US$65 will be made to cover administrative costs.

BGCI Accreditation Standards Manuals

  • BGCI Accreditation Standards

    Services for Botanic Gardens / Publication / English