Horticulture bursaries for the bgen Conference

Bgen are delighted to announce that funding has been made available to support attendance at the bgen 2019 Annual Conference at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 12-15 November 2019. 

The RHS Coke Trust Bursary Fund has kindly supported us to award 10 bursaries of £200 for this Conference. We also have an additional 2 bursaries of £200 available, supported by proceeds from the Silent Auction at the bgen Annual Conference last year.

‘Safeguarding Our Future’ Conference

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

‘The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.’ 

Delegates will get the opportunity to consider how they are already doing to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals on their own sites and gain confidence to further incorporate sustainable development messages and goals in their work. 

Funding available

By providing a bursary fund we hope to provide support for early career plant educators, plant educators and horticulturalists working in small teams or as sole educators and those who have limited access to support and training. The bursaries are for any organisation meeting our criteria and not restricted to botanic gardens. 

Find out more

You can find the full Conference programme and information about the bursaries on the bgen website.

The bursaries application form can be downloaded here.

The deadline for bursary applications is Monday 16th September 2019.