The Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen) promotes and advances the delivery of education in member organisations.
We have over 200 members. Most are educators in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education within Britain and Ireland.
bgen is a specialist support and training network for professionals working in education relating to plants and the natural world. Anyone is welcome to join bgen, though as a support network, those likely to gain the most benefit are professional biodiversity educators within the UK. We have more than 200 members in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education in the UK and Ireland. The work of our members involves:
- Helping visitors understand the vital work of botanic gardens, parks and historic gardens;
- Raising awareness of plant diversity, conservation and the role of plants in our daily lives;
- Working with a variety of audiences including families, school groups and the wider community;
- Making links between people and plants around the world.