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First BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme grants awarded

BGCI ArbNet program

BGCI and ArbNet are delighted to announce the first set of grants awarded in the framework of the BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme. This is an international partnership building initiative that aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills and resources within the botanic garden and arboretum community.

The awards will be used to support joint activities between organisations that have signed formal BGCI/ArbNet partnership agreements. The activities being supported are aimed at strengthening the partnership between the organisations and will lead to further joint activities in the future.  

The grants awarded are as follows:

  • The Tasmanian Arboretum, Australia and Vilnius University Botanical Garden, Lithuania: Grant to develop together social media videos to promote the plant conservation role of botanical institutions. Grant awarded by BGCI
  • Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, Kenya and Missouri Botanical Garden, USA: Grant to develop an African botanical garden in Kenya. Grant awarded by ArbNet
  • Montgomery Botanical Center, Inc. USA and Belize Botanic Garden, Belize: Grant for staff exchange visits in support of palm conservation. Grant awarded by ArbNet
  • South London Botanical Institute, UK and Botanic Garden of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy: Grant for staff exchange visits in support of garden development and enhanced plant conservation activities. Grant awarded by BGCI.

BGCI and ArbNet extend their congratulations to all eight gardens and look forward to seeing the results of these collaborative activities.

More information about the Partnership Programme is available here

The second phase of the BGCI / ArbNet partnership programme will be launched shortly. To express your interest in this programme, please contact

Tuesday, October 3, 2017