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.

Jane Challenor

Jane ChallenorJane is a Learning Programme Teacher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and is the bgen Governance Workstream Lead. How long have you been working with plants and the natural world? I have been working at RBG Kew since 2007. As a teacher in schools since 1979, I have always had a passion for the natural world and know how valuable learning in the outdoors can be for inspiring children and young … Continue Reading ››