bgen

The Botanic Gardens Education Network (bgen) promotes and advances the delivery of education in member organisations. We are a specialist support and training network for professionals working in education related to plants and the natural world. The network has more than 200 members, most of whom are educators in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education in the UK and Ireland. 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. You can learn more about our members and our work by following the menu links.

bgen Conference 2018: Call for abstracts

Do you have an inspirational activity or project that engages your audiences with plant science? Or are you a researcher with some exciting science to share? Why not spread the word at the bgen conference, which this year will be held at Cambridge University Botanic Garden 7-9 November? This year we are accepting abstracts for posters about new research and new content to support science communication about plants. The deadline for submissions … Continue Reading ››
Botanic Gardens Education Network

Welcome to bgen

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. … Continue Reading ››

Susie Kelpie

Susie Kelpie

Susie Kelpie isĀ  Schools Programmer manager at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and a member of the bgen committee. Susie Kelpie How long have you been working with plants and the natural world? I started working at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1994 before that a was a secondary school biology teacher with a special interest in plants Why is helping to connect people and plants important to you? Plants are … Continue Reading ››

Asimina Vergou

Asimina Vergou

Asimina is Evaluation Manager at teh Heritage Lottery Fund, recently moved from Head of Education at Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
Committee Member 2014
Committee Member 2014
How long have you been working with plants and the natural world? My passion for plants started during my work for the Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia in Greece back in 2004 when I got employed to build the Learning Programme … Continue Reading ››