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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 Annual Conference 2019: Securing Our Future

13th -15th November 2019 at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

bgen is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year with its annual Conference taking place at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

This year delegates will not only be able to take advantage of the iconic architecture and landscapes of the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London, they will get the opportunity to add an additional conference day to … Continue Reading ››

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 is  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 ››