We provide a global voice for all botanic gardens

championing and celebrating their inspiring work.

We are the world's largest plant conservation network

with over 60,000 plant scientists and horticulturists.

We mobilise botanic gardens and partners to secure plant diversity

for the well-being of people and the planet.
What We Do

BGCI promotes an efficient, cost-effective and rational approach to plant conservation in botanic gardens.

Why join BGCI?

Be part of the largest network of botanic gardens and plant conservation experts in the world.

Key Numbers
  • Connecting people
    Institutional members of BGCI
  • Sharing knowledge
    People trained from 240 institutions in 54 countries
  • Saving plants
    Rare and threatened seedlings raised for reintroduction and restoration
  • Policy and advocacy
    Signatories to the International Agenda on Botanic Gardens

Latest News and Events

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Assessments for the Third largest Tree Genus in the World Completed

Assessments for all Australian eucalypts (Eucalytpus, Corymbia and Angophora) have been published on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
25 February 2020
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Who Will Fight for Biodiversity?

Our Secretary General, Dr. Paul Smith, shares his thoughts on global goals and the need to fight for biodiversity.
25 February 2020
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Malva Permaculture Farm Publishes Short Documentary

Malva Permaculture Farm launches documentary introducing the importance of biodiversity, preserving native species, and crop wild relatives such as eincorn and emmer.
25 February 2020
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Argentina's Newest Botanic Garden - The Botanic Garden of Isla Victoria

BGCI is delighted to spread the good news – Argentina’s National Parks Administration have officially declared the central area of the Island of Victoria, part of Nahuel Huapi National Park in the country’s far south, as Botanic Garden of the Isla Victoria.
05 February 2020
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Botanical Bridges III

From 23-26 March 2020, the Third Congress of Botanical Gardens of the Caribbean and Central America will take place in the Jardín Botánico Nacional Dr. Rafael Moscoso de Santo Domingo,
23 March 2020
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Support BGCI

You can support our plant conservation efforts by sponsoring membership for small botanic gardens, contributing to the Global Botanic Garden Fund, providing corporate sponsorship, and more!