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

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

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Gardens Receive BGCI's Botanic Garden Accreditation

BGCI has granted accreditation to San Diego Zoo Global for its gardens at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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Montreal Botanical Garden Names New Director

On 1 June 2019, Ms. Anne Charpentier was appointed Director of the Montreal Botanical Garden.
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BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme: Phase 2 Grant Awarded

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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
  • US Botanical Capacity Report

    Plant Conservation / Publication / English