Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

What Does BGCI Do?

  • BGCI links botanic gardens internationally, promoting plant conservation, sustainable development and environmental education
  • BGCI works towards ensuring that plants are recognised as the world’s most important natural resource and initiates practical programmes to safeguard tens of thousands of ‘at risk’ plant species
  • BGCI supports the development of new botanic gardens and helps established gardens address urgent issues of environmental protection and sustainable development through training and community programmes
  • BGCI works with policy makers at all levels to ensure botanic gardens play an integral role in implementing environmental agreements at national and international levels
  • BGCI develops policies, guidelines and tools to support best practice in plant conservation, sustainable development and environmental education
  • BGCI runs a unique database on endangered plant species – BGCI has documented over 80,000 species in cultivation in botanic gardens, of which more than 10,000 are under threat of extinction in the wild.
  • BGCI engages with a wide range of international and national partners to promote plant conservation through the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation