bgen Members

bgen consists of over 200 members. 
Most are educators in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education within Britain and Ireland. They:

– Help visitors understand the vital work of botanic gardens, parks and historic gardens
– Raise awareness of plant diversity, conservation and the role of plants in our daily lives
– Work with many audiences including families, school groups and the wider community
– Make links between people and plants around the world

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)

“Inspiring learning about food, farming and the countryside”

FACE works with our members and partners to promote visits to farms, and to provide easy access to a wide range of high-quality educational resources and activities to complement both school-based studies and outdoor visits.  We believe that all children should have access to the countryside, regardless of where they live, cultural group or economic background. Our work with schools and young (more…)

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden is fundamentally an academic institution engaged in teaching and research. Its mission is to explore and explain the world of plants by:

  • maintaining the most diverse garden in the region, in terms of both plants, including special conservation collections, and landscape features, including historically and architecturally important buildings;
  • underpinning scientific research at the University;
  • providing essential, material support to University teaching;
  • devising and providing both passive and formal (more…)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew at Wakehurst

Wakehurst is Kew’s country garden located in West Sussex. The 465 acres of country estate with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion, is also the home of the Millennium Seed Bank where seeds collected from wild plants from all over the world are stored.

Kew is a scientific amenity and educational organisation devoted to increasing knowledge and public understanding of plant and fungal diversity. Kew performs a unique role (more…)

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a scientific amenity and educational organisation devoted to increasing knowledge and public understanding of plant and fungi diversity. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Kew Gardens holds the world’s largest collection of living plants and performs a unique role in local and international conservation, research and biodiversity.

All our learning experiences are taught by our professional, enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Programme Teachers. The (more…)

RHS Garden Rosemoor

 Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK’s leading gardening charity. The RHS is committed to engaging children with the natural world of the garden and inspiring an understanding of science. Learning how to sow seeds and care for plants enthuses and encourages the next generation to garden.
RHS Garden Rosemoor is a fabulous garden with many features including formal gardens, meadows, fruit & vegetable garden, an (more…)

Members Administration Skills

BGEN members have a broad range of skills and expertise. Those willing to share advice and information on administration with other members are listed below.

Grants and Funding

Chester Zoo, Ruth Taylor, John Elligore,

Information Technology

Chester Zoo, Ruth Taylor,

Legal

 

Risk Assessment

Chester Zoo, Jill Baker, Ruth Taylor, Catherine Haydock, Debbie Handslip,

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