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AAFBG is now a member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

Established in 1987, BGCI offers a global network of botanic gardens around the world for the purpose of plant conservation.  

For up-to-date news from BGCI, please read their news feed on the right or visit their website here.

 

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Free Plant Conservation Online Course

2018/05/11 04:41
The San Diego Zoo Global and Center for Plant Conservation offer a free online training course on plant conservation.

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BGCI Launches Accreditation Scheme for Botanic Gardens

2018/05/07 16:00
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) announced the launch of an international Botanic Garden Accreditation scheme and the first accredited botanic gardens at the Eighth European Congress of Botanic Gardens in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Congratulations to Chipper Wichman, recipient of GCA’s Medal of Honor, 2018

2018/04/27 00:39
The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Charles R. “Chipper” Wichman, President, Director, and Chief Executive Officer of the institution, as the recipient of its 2018 Medal of Honor.

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Tree planting with schools

2018/04/26 20:03

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New Global Assessment of Orchid Collections

2018/04/17 02:32
35% (272) orchid genera that are not represented in ex situ collections,and only 36% of orchid species known to be threatened are reported by gardens.

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South London Botanical Institute to visit the Botanic Garden of Rome as part of new botanical exchange partnership

2018/04/12 18:25
Gardeners from the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) in Tulse Hill are due to visit the Botanic Garden of Rome at the end of April as part of a new botanical exchange partnership between the two organisations.

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Call for Proposals now open for 23rd World Orchid Conference Highlight 'Project Seeding'

2018/04/12 16:45
As part of the 23rd World Orchid Conference to be held in Taichung, Taiwan in 2020, a call for proposals is now open for ‘Project Seeding: Orchid Conservation Initiative’. This call is for projects focusing on the propagation and reintroduction of threatened orchids around the world.

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Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens

2018/04/11 21:58
BGCI is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden Education sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust.

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2017 Robert Allerton Award Presented to Dr. David H. Lorence for Extraordinary Contributions in Botany and Horticulture

2018/04/11 21:28
On 5th April 2018 The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) announced today that it will bestow The Robert Allerton Award for Excellence in Tropical Botany or Horticulture, one of its highest scientific honors, to botanist Dr. David H. Lorence.

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U.S. Tree Collections and Conservation: 2018 Gap Analyses

2018/04/10 10:17

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One Year On – GlobalTreeSearch

2018/04/05 23:20
On the anniversary of the launch of GlobalTreeSearch, we bring you an updated list of the world’s tree species.

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International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition – introductory offer for BGCI members

2018/03/27 00:54
International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition – special offer for BGCI member gardens.

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BGCI's first technical review now available in Spanish

2018/03/26 21:53
BGCI's first technical review on 'Defining the botanic garden and how to measure performance and success' is now available in Spanish!

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BGCI-Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Grant

2018/03/26 20:21
Applications are invited for the BGCI-Minnesota Landscape Grant

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BigPicnic Big News: Science cafes

2018/03/14 03:40

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