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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.

Invigorating Interpretation – new ideas for engaging your audience

Thursday 23rd April 2020 at Paignton Zoo

A day of exciting and inspirational interpretation!

We will be looking at the new interpretation strategy of the Wild Planet Trust with its themes of Love, Care, Protect and Together, before focusing on live interpretation in the form of presentations and biofact busking at Paignton with a storytelling workshop from the Eden Project storytelling team in the afternoon.

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Securing Our Future Conference Programme

bgen is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year with its annual Conference taking place at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Kew’s collection of living plants, both outside and in the glasshouses, is the largest and most diverse in the world. It is also a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge with the core purpose of Kew’s science stemming from the simple truth that all life depends on plants and fungi.

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 visit Kew’s wild botanic garden, Wakehurst, home of the Millennium Seed Bank.

This year’s conference theme ‘Securing Our Future’ is based around the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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 ››