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How we designed our new biodiversity chandelier

October 11, 2013
Author: Carys Barriball

When Celine Holman, Eden’s senior exhibit designer maker, was given the brief to ‘tell the story of biodiversity and create a wow’, the possibilities were endless. With the brief fulfilled and the biodiversity chandelier hanging magnificently above heads over our Rainforest Aerial Walkway, Celine reveals the story behind it in this blog. A spectacular focal [...]

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Meet the recycled bee sculpture who’s just landed at Eden

July 31, 2013
Author: Carys Barriball

Has anyone spotted an 18-foot high bee at the Eden Project this summer? Commissioned by sustainable cleaning brand Ecover and created by the artist Ptolemy Elrington, the new addition to our site is a sculpture built entirely from recycled materials. The Bee Clever sculpture began its journey at this year’s Glastonbury festival. It then flew [...]

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Art heads to Cornwall from Chile

January 2, 2013
Author: Hannah

Artist Freya Morgan reports from the deepest forests of Chile, where she is exploring the long lost cousins of the traditional beech tree – to create a unique piece of artwork for Eden’s garden next spring. The beech tree has always been an inspiration to me as an artist. I love the magical, glass-like quality [...]

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Local history inspires Cornish schoolchildren’s Christmas tree decorations

December 16, 2012
Author: Hannah

If you come to Eden this winter you’ll spot some beautiful, weird and wacky Christmas tree decorations as you approach the Visitor Centre. Giant chicken pies with Barbie Doll legs, recycled vintage books, shakeable snow globe baubles… They’ve been designed and created by Cornish schoolchildren who have been working with artists and older residents in [...]

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Bid on signed memorabilia from David Cameron, Joanna Lumley and James Wong in Eden’s charity auction

November 28, 2012
Author: Hannah

Our eBay charity auction has now closed. Thank you for helping us raise over £3,000 for our educational projects.  We’ve got some really unusual lots in our charity auction this Christmas: a signed doodle by Prime Minister David Cameron, a visionary sketch of the future by Joanna Lumley, and the treasured book from James Wong’s [...]

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1,000 garden gnomes descend on Eden for art installation

November 25, 2012
Author: Hannah

So why has a sea of 1,000 white gnomes appeared in the middle of the Eden Project? They call themselves the Keepers of the Ice, and they’ve come here to help show visitors how climate change is affecting Arctic ice. Laid out in the form of a map of the Arctic region, some of them [...]

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In a nutshell: Peter Randall-Page’s Seed sculpture at Eden

September 21, 2012
Author: Hannah

We love this huge granite sculpture hidden away in a silent chamber at the heart of our Core building. Find out how Peter Randall-Page’s Seed sculpture was made, in this short video. Get the Eden iPhone app and you can watch more videos like this and access deeper information on our exhibits while you’re visiting.

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How to recycle a milk carton into a beautiful bird

August 18, 2012
Author: Hannah

Turn a plastic milk carton into an intriguing hanging bird. This recycled art activity is a great kids’ craft idea for a rainy day. Why not make lots and turn them into a mobile or race them in the garden? What you’ll need: A pair of scissors. An empty 2-litre milk carton Instructions: 1. Give [...]

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New island nation artwork visits Eden today

August 17, 2012
Author: Hannah

You might have already spotted the unusual presence of a small, dark island moving around the coast of England this summer; it first made an appearance in Weymouth and three weeks later it’s finally arrived in Cornwall! The ‘floating island sculpture’, as its creators describe it, is actually a real piece of land being pulled [...]

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Eden Project gets ready to host the Peace Mix finals

August 10, 2012
Author: admin

We’re getting very excited about the finals of the Peace Mix play-off final gig being held here at Eden on the evening of August 16. Peace Mix has been inspired by the story of the New Day Foundation (NDF), a collective led by reformed ex-gang member Sharif Cousins, brought together under the same vision to [...]

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