11.02.13: Updated information on our training days. Tuesday 14 May, University of Durham Botanic Garden 'Communicating Horticulture;how to teach essential skills and build capacity'. Tuesday 23 July, Westonbirt 'Journeys into Interpretation; developing trails'. Thursday 5 September, Winterbourne House & Garden 'Harnessing Volunteer Power; developing an effective volunteer team. Wed-Fri 6-8 November, Dundee Botanic Garden 'bgen Conference the drama of plants'
29.10.12: New! Notes from Green At Heart training day (6.9.12)
25 April: Join the Turing sunflower experiment and discover Fibonacci's secrets!
28 March: New Thinking Walk launched as part of the Great Plant Hunt Project. This year's walk is called Plant Champions.
16 March: Flyer for 2012 conference released. 101 (amazing) things to do with plants!
13 January: International Owl and Pussycat day announced as 14th May 2012. The day will celebrate nonsense writer Edward Lear's bicentenary. Get activity ideas here.
3 January: Happy New Year. It's time to renew your membership with BGEN for 2012. Please return your form by Friday 27 January, to make the most of your membership.
20th December: MERRY CHRISTMAS! from your BGEN Board of Directors
25th November: BGEN 2011 conference a success! Notes now available.
31 August: Important 2013 dates for your diary
Tuesday 16 April 2013 Comunicating Horticulture, RHS Garden Wisley; Tuesday 23 July 2013 Interpretation Journeys, Westonbirt National Arboretum; Thursdsay 5 September 2013 Harnessing People Power - involving volunteers in learning activities, Winterbourne Gardens; Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 November 2013, Annual Conference: The Drama of Plants, University of Dundee Botanic Garden.
Old news but still good news...
28th January Branding Biodiversity: the new nature message
26th January New free resources available from Growing Roots
26th October BeeScene 2011 now launched plus 2010 report available.
Older news items are moved to the relevant themed area in the Resources section of this website.