BGCI-US connects conservation interests, best practices, and information with botanic gardens and conservation partners to secure threatened plants in North America and around the world. We utilize BGCI’s global network to increase the impact of conservation efforts by North American botanic gardens and ensure that the world’s amazing plant diversity is valued, secure and supporting all life.

About

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (U.S.), Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors that meets three to four times a year. For more information on our US Offices, click here.

What We Do

BGCI-US provides plant conservation information and tools to botanic gardens. Using BGCI’s GardenSearch, PlantSearch, GlobalTreeSearch, and ThreatSearch, we guide collections development and planning at the individual garden, regional, national, and global levels.

BGCI-US implements our vision in three main ways, by:

  • Providing tools and information to gardens
  • Building collections and conserving plants
  • Advocating for gardens and plants

Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture

In collaboration with the Garden Club of America, BGCI-US operates a Fellowship in Conservation Horticulture to promote plant conservation capacity and coordination among botanic gardens, and/or public gardens, in the United States.

Donate

Help us leverage botanic garden collections to save plant species today.
Tax-deductible donations to support BGCI-US can be made in the following ways:

  • Send a check to BGCI-US
  • Donate online (link below)

BGCI-US Projects

Completed
Orchid in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Gardens
Project

Global Assessment of Orchid Collections

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Completed
Project

Cycads

A model group for ex situ plant conservation
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Completed
Project

North American Collections Assessment

Conserving North America's Threatened Plants: Progress report on Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
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Related News and Events in the US

Amorphophallus titanum

Charismatic Megaflora at the United States Botanic Garden

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Selby Gardens regrets to announce the passing of first Executive Director

Dr. Calaway (Cal) Dodson, the first Executive Director of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the age of 91.
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Mt. Cuba Center Voted Best Botanical Garden in North America!

Mt. Cuba Center, a public garden dedicated to native plants and ecological gardening, won the top spot in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Botanical Garden” in North America.
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BGCI-US Resources

  • Cycads: A Model Group for Ex situ Plant Conservation

    Conservation Prioritisation / Publication / English
  • North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation

    Services for Botanic Gardens, Plant Conservation, Policy and Advocacy / Publication / English
  • Progress report on Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the United States

    Policy and Advocacy / Publication / English
  • Toward the Metacollection

    Plant Conservation / Publication / English
    Coordinating conservation collections to safeguard plant diversity
  • US Botanical Capacity Report

    Plant Conservation / Publication / English