bgen Annual Conference 2017: Growing Your Audience, 8-10 November

Join us for our Annual Conference in Dublin this year!

The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland has been described as one of the top Botanic Gardens in the world, it has an extensive plant collection and award winning world famous restored Victorian Glasshouses. The gardens host a wide range of events, exhibitions and education programmes to develop the visitor experience and has grown its visitor numbers by over 400% in just twenty years.

With this success in mind, the theme of the bgen Conference 2017 focuses on Growing Your Audience. We will not only feature an insight into how the gardens at Glasnevin have grown and developed but invite other experts to share experiences and give tips on how gardens and other outdoor education venues can increase their profile while still delivering the important conservation, environmental and sustainability messages.

The varied programme of talks, workshops and special events will offer new perspectives on how organisations can use art, science and heritage to appeal to a wider audience or deepen their relationship with existing audiences.

To find out more and to book your place, click here