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Wow! Malta’s Argotti Botanic Gardens becomes one of 83 gardens worldwide to obtain BGCI Accreditation
The gardens date as far back as the early 19th century.

Emma Galea

Today, the Argotti Botanic Gardens is proud to state that it is now one of 83 botanic gardens worldwide that attained Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) Accreditation. 

The Argotti Botanic Gardens & Resource Centre forms a part of the University of Malta and is situated within the Argotti Gardens in Floriana.

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Its development as a botanic garden dates back as far as the early 19th century when the first Chair of Natural History was established.

BGCI is an organisation forming the world’s largest plant conservation network, representing over 800 botanic gardens in 118 countries.

Obtaining this accreditation signifies that the University’s Argotti Botanic Gardens is officially recognised as upholding a global standard for botanic gardens.

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The BGCI criteria for accreditation include showing strategic direction and governance, the ability to manage and curate a plant collection, as well as engaging in public education, conservation actions and scientific research.

Argotti gardens are now the first Maltese gardens to join the distinguished list of the world’s top gardens that have received this recognition.

 

29th August 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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