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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.

 

BCGI News Feed

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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Threatened Plants Photographic Award launched with International Garden Photographer of the Year

2018/02/24 02:32
BGCI has joined forces with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY), the world’s most prestigious photography competition for gardens, plants and green spaces. Submit your images by 31st October 2018!

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Onsite training for LearnToEngage students

2018/02/23 03:39

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Working to improve ecological restoration efforts in East Africa

2018/02/21 22:59
In January 2018, a four-day training course on forest restoration and plant identification took place at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, a member of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA).

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2018 Damage Remediation Grants - Stanley Smith Hort. Trust

2018/02/15 06:00

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