Global Botanic Garden Congress

The only global congress dedicated to botanic gardens


BGCI’s Global Botanic Garden Congress is the only global congress dedicated to botanic gardens and is a key event in the calendar for botanic garden leaders and staff. It is an opportunity for the botanic garden community to come together and share information and experiences. Held every three or four years the Congress includes internationally renown plenary speakers and sessions covering topics relevant to botanic gardens such as policy, education, governance, conservation and research.

The next Global Botanic Gardens Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 8-12 March 2021. Please note the change of date. An even more vibrant time to be in Melbourne!

Past Congresses

  • 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress – Geneva, Switzerland, 2017
  • 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress – Dunedin, New Zealand, 2013
  • 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress – Dublin, Ireland, 2010
  • 3rd Global Botanic Gardens Congress – Wuhan, China, 2007
  • 2nd World Botanic Gardens Congress – Barcelona, Spain, 2004
  • 1st World Botanic Gardens Congress – North Carolina, USA, 2000


Global Congress Resources

  • BGCI Global Congress Proceedings

    Services for Botanic Gardens / Publication / English