Plant news from BGCI
It is estimated that up to 100,000 plants, representing more than one third of all the world's plant species, are currently threatened or face extinction in the wild. BGCI brings together the botanic gardens to work for plant conservation through science, education and horticulture.
Updated: 12 hours 50 min ago
At this time of year many people will be bringing conifer trees into their homes to celebrate Christmas. But what is the status of conifer species in the wild?
Join APGA Executive Director, Casey Sclar, in Washington, D.C. February 24-25, 2014 for the opportunity to meet face to face with U.S. legislators, and discuss the relevance and impact of public gardens and how they are affected by federal policy. APGA members can register for FREE.
The International Plant Sentinel Network (IPSN) held its first EUPHRSECO partners meeting at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 3rd-4th December 2013. Participants included representatives from the UK, Germany and Italy.
As the end of 2013 approaches, we are pleased to provide some highlights of our work during the year
BGCI took part in the BigGive Christmas Challenge. Donations to BGCI through the BigGive website on 5th, 6th and 7th of December were match funded - over £13,000 was raised! Thank you for your support!
The 3rd Science in Botanic Gardens Congress will be held from Tuesday April 1st - Friday April 4th, 2014 at the Viera y Clavijo Botanical Garden in Gran Canaria.
The Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware will host its Annual Symposium From Tie-Dye to Wi-Fi: Envisioning the Next Generation of Leadership in Public Horticulture on March 7th, 2014, at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.
Over 300 delegates from 43 countries attended the 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress (5GBGC) in Dunedin, New Zealand. The congress was held in partnership with the 6th Biennial Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand (BGANZ) Congress.
BGCI is set to coordinate a major new project which will develop a community of botanic gardens and arboreta around the world using ‘sentinel’ plants to provide early warning of new and emerging tree and plant pests and diseases
Botanic gardens are already involved in a wide range of activities that have relevance to the growing food security crisis. It is important that these activities are recognized, promoted and enhanced.
What are delegates talking about at the 5th Global Botanic Gardens Congress? We are highlighting 6 'hot topics' that we hope will stimulate useful and lively discussion.
Nearly 300 people from over 40 countries have now registered for the Congress and the scientific programme has been finalised. All the latest news and information about the congress is provided here.
Olveston House in Dunedin has kindly extended an invitation to the members of BGCI, ICOM New Zealand and accompanying people to visit and take a tour free of charge
The Certificate in Practical Horticulture has been running since 2006 and is constantly in demand. Learn how to deliver this course and run the CPH at your garden.
The Lombardy Region Botanic Gardens Network is celebrating its 10th birthday with a conference: “Let’s build the future of Botanic Gardens together”.
The European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) have published a plant conservation strategy for 2013-2016. The Strategy has 6 objectives and 5 targets to be achieved by 2016.
Ten years ago William Cinea started Haiti's first botanic garden on rented land. Now the owners of the land are planning to sell him the space, which is planted with hundreds of species of ornamental, medicinal and forest plants.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in support of its living collection management program.