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How to make a peg reindeer decoration

December 19, 2014
Author: Kathryn Nichols

This quirky Christmas decoration is a quick and easy craft project, which is a great activity for kids to do during the school holidays. You will need: a wooden peg pipe cleaners two googly eyes Christmas twine or string a small red pom-pom scissors PVA glue a felt tip pen What to do Take your twine [...]

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How to make a lantern from willow

December 16, 2013
Author: Hannah

Lantern making is a nice winter craft activity – for families, schools or community groups. Here in Cornwall lantern parades have become a real tradition, and part of the fun lies in actually making the candlelit lanterns themselves out of willow stems (‘withies’). These instructions come from Emma Myers. You can also download a summary [...]

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Christmas present ideas on a budget

December 6, 2013
Author: Lucy Dearn

Don’t panic about Christmas shopping this year. We’ve picked 10 great gifts from our web shop that are all £10 or under. From pressies for kids to gifts for grown-ups, we’ve got something for anyone on a budget. Allotment kit, £10 A useful Christmas present for anyone venturing into gardening, this beautifully packaged kit contains [...]

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10 Christmas gifts for gardeners

December 4, 2013
Author: Tom

Although winter might be a relatively quiet time in the garden, Christmas is a great opportunity to inspire your green-fingered family members or friends for the year ahead with some great gifts. We’ve rounded up some lovely products from our Webshop, and also a couple of practical experiences that would make great Christmas gifts for gardeners. [...]

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Christmas recipe #9: cucidati (Italian fig biscuits)

December 27, 2012
Author: Tom

This year we’re publishing a series of Christmas recipes for the delicious biscuits and cakes that we’re serving up in the Eden Bakery over the festive period for our Time of Gifts winter festival. Ingredients Makes 30 250g dried figs 75g sultanas 1 1/4 teaspoons orange zest 125g chopped walnuts 125ml honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon [...]

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Biome-inspired Christmas chocolates

December 24, 2012
Author: Mikki

We’ve taken a Jamie Oliver recipe and ‘remixed’ it with inspiration from some of the delicious plants we’ve got growing in our Biomes to cook up these tasty chocolate treats: sugar, coffee and cacao grow in our Rainforest Biome chillis, oranges and mint grow in our Mediterranean Biome. These chocolates are great Christmas-time treats as they [...]

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Christmas recipe #8: chocolate orange mince pies

December 21, 2012
Author: Tom

This year we’re publishing a series of Christmas recipes for the delicious biscuits and cakes that we’re serving up in the Eden Bakery over the festive period for our Time of Gifts winter festival. Ingredients Makes 6 280g plain flour 125g icing sugar 50g cocoa powder 5g salt 200g butter 2 eggs 500g mincemeat 50g orange [...]

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Christmas recipe #7: dark chocolate and mincemeat cupcakes

December 19, 2012
Author: Tom

This year we’re publishing a series of Christmas recipes for the delicious biscuits and cakes that we’re serving up in the Eden Bakery over the festive period for our Time of Gifts winter festival. Ingredients Makes 30 cupcakes 800g self raising flour 400g caster sugar 400ml sunflower oil 10g baking powder 300ml milk 4 eggs 400g [...]

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How to make a Christmas wreath with willow

December 18, 2012
Author: Hannah

Why not be brave this year and make a Christmas wreath from scratch, using willow? You can either hang it on the door or use the wreath as a table decoration with candles in the middle.   What you need About 30 stems of willow and/or dogwood, with a mixture of colours and thicknesses Items to [...]

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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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