The Argotti Botanic Gardens & Resource Centre forms a part of the University of Malta, and, is situated within the Argotti Gardens in Floriana. Its development as a botanic garden dates back as far as the early 19th century when the first Chair of Natural History was established.
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.
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. 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.
The University of Malta’s botanic garden at Argotti is now the first in Malta to join a distinguished list of the world’s top gardens that have received this recognition.