All posts by Kate Measures

The Drama of Plants 2013 – Keynotes and Other Activity

The Drama of Plants; creative ways to excite people about plants

University of Dundee Botanic Gardens, 6-8th November 2013 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.

Using the garden ghosts of your wartime or historic past

Kindly contributed by Mark Norris, Newquay Zoo, World War Zoo Gardens project.Poppies_Field_in_Flanders_CC
Visitors to your botanic garden are not just amazed by your plants, seeking tranquil green surroundings or an easy-to-reach wild space. Some may be(come) intrigued by your history, fascinated by who worked there and what went on at your botanic garden in the past.
We already use personality or biography - famous plant hunters, inspirational directors, royal connections  - to enliven our collections.  You … Continue Reading ››

Growing in Schools task force announced

In March 2012, Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Defra, launched the publication of the Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report. The Taskforce, led by Garden Organic and chaired by our CEO, Myles Bremner, highlights compelling evidence that proves food growing in schools helps support children achieve, builds life and employability skills, and improves their health and well-being. The Taskforce consisted of 25 representatives with interests and expertise in the delivery of food growing in schools. It included leaders and … Continue Reading ››

Dark Sky Discovery, 2011-2013

The night sky has an extraordinary appeal for a wide diversity of people.  It enthrals children and grandparents, men and women.  It inspires poetry and science. Perhaps for these reasons, cultures across the world and throughout history have attached huge significance to the night sky.  It therefore provides rich opportunities to inspire and engage people from diverse communities about their environment and their place within it.

Dark Sky Discovery is a national project for England, funded by Natural England, through … Continue Reading ››