bgen Conference ‘Time for Trees’ Proceedings 2015

Over 75 delegates, workshop leaders and volunteers converged on Westonbirt National Arboretum in November 2015 for three packed days of engaging debate,  hands-on workshops and professional networking.

Unsurprisingly, this year’s bgen conference  was all about the majesty of trees and set out to explore what they mean to people and how we, as professionals, can make the most of this special relationship. As well as delving into the past we looked (more…)

Job vacancy: Horticultural Educator at RHS Garden Wisley

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Horticultural Educator

RHS Garden Wisley (Learning and Families)

37.5 hours per week:  £21,200 per annum

Do you love plants and have creative ideas? Do you have a passion for sharing gardening and all things in nature with the next generation? Are you trained in horticulture? Then this combination of teaching practical horticulture to adults and children as well as (more…)

Job vacancy: Interpretation Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Interpretation Manager

Salary: £32,429 to £34,116 depending on skills and experience

Hours of work: Full time         Contract Type: Permanent

We are seeking a first class Interpretation Manager who will lead an Interpretation Team and manage a suite of interpretation projects.  This role will also identify compelling content themes that will provide a framework for our lively visitor events programme.


New Curriculum (England) Update Workshop: Wednesday 30th September 2015

Following on from our successful National Curriculum (England) workshop last year, this event will look at the relationship between the New Curriculum (England) and outdoor learning one year on.

With input from the Institute of Education, Head Teachers and Botanic Garden Educators, we will explore how practical and creative learning opportunities have been developed in response to the New Curriculum at both Primary and Secondary level and discuss (more…)