All posts by Sue Dampney

bgen Conference Proceedings 2017 – Day 2

Thursday 9th November 2017

Site visit: Developing audiences in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh

Field trip exploring Wicklow, the ‘Garden County of Ireland’, including a workshop to design and create a land art piece. Glendalough Co. Wicklow: The Glendalough Valley is a tranquil haven just a short drive from Dublin in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This morning visit will take in the incredible scenery, abundant wildlife and rich history amongst an unforgettable setting. The … Continue Reading ››

Grow Your Fundraising Skills – 30th March 2017

Hosted by Chelsea Physic Garden, bgen delivered a varied programme of presentations, networking opportunities and case studies to help develop  fundraising skills. It was a very positive event attended by 34 participants and speakers, representing a good range of botanic gardens, heritage and charitable organisations.   This content is for members only.  Members can log in now to read more. Non-members can join instantly from £10 a year here. The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in or join bgen to read on.

Impact and Engagement: Going Forward with Evaluation 6th October 2016


CUBGWhether you have funded projects that you need to evaluate for your reporting purposes or you want to improve your practice through evaluating your learning programme, evaluation is key to measuring the impact of your work. This training day will combine hands-on sessions and talks drawing on the expertise of academics, practitioners, evaluation consultants and funders to give a rounded perspective on how and why it is important to … Continue Reading ››

Plant Science Masterclass Grants: deadline 15th July 2016

The Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme, based at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and the Sainsbury Lab, works to inspire students with the fascination of plant science, and to educate them about plant science’s key role in tackling major global problems. Following a successful inaugural series of Plant Science Masterclasses for A-level students held in Cambridge, we wish to support other organisations in running similar events. Based on the long-running Gatsby Summer School model, we anticipate that each Masterclass would involve a … Continue Reading ››