Global Botanic Garden Congress

The only global congress dedicated to botanic gardens

Introduction

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. Download the flyer here.

We are committed to coming together in Melbourne to celebrate botanic gardens in a COVID-normal world. Due to the continuing impacts of the global pandemic we are moving 7GBGC to Spring 2022. Join us in Melbourne, 26 to 30 September 2022.

News on the Global Botanic Garden Congress

7th Global Botanic Garden Congress Date Changed

Due to the continuing impacts of the global pandemic we are moving 7GBGC to Spring 2022. Join us in Melbourne, 26 to 30 September 2022.
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Call for Expressions of Interest to Host 8GBGC

BGCI is calling on its members to host the 8th Global Botanic Garden Congress in 2024.
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Support BGCI in the 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge

Help BGCI raise £20,000 to support small botanic gardens to improve their sustainable activities.
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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

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