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A day in the life of an Eden gardener

May 2, 2014
Author: Beth Flood-Fairlamb

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a rainforest? At Eden, some of our horticulturalists do just that. We caught up with Eden gardener Lucy Wenger. What’s the best bit about working in the Rainforest Biome? That I get to work with people from different backgrounds who have been to different places all over [...]

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Magical wildflower meadows bring the countryside into your garden

April 17, 2014
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturalist Shirley Walker gives some great tips on creating a beautiful and evocative piece of wildflower meadow in your own garden. It is hard to imagine British literature, art, poetry and music without references to wildflowers, and the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, D. H. Lawrence, William Morris, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and many others [...]

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Plant an olive tree in your garden

February 18, 2014
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturalist Shirley Walker takes a detailed look at the olive tree and shares her tips on how to grow your own at home. The history of the olive tree My love affair with the olive began many years ago on the Ionian island of Paxos. I was captivated by this ancient and beautiful tree, [...]

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Get ‘guerrilla gardening’ and make your own seed bomb

February 12, 2014
Author: Hannah

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15 – 28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, including a special focus on seeds that go bang. Making and throwing seed bombs is a fun gardening activity for families and communities. When they sprout into beautiful flowers, the guerrilla-style seed [...]

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Enjoy fragrant winter flowers in your garden

January 24, 2014
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker describes how small winter flowers can produce incredible aromas at this otherwise quiet time of year in your garden. A winter garden can be a magical tapestry of dramatic, evergreen foliage; bright, shiny berries; golden grasses and colourful stems, but for me, on a crisp, clear winter day, it is the [...]

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Planting 24,000 tulip bulbs in our Mediterranean Biome

January 15, 2014
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker reflects on the recent mass planting of tulips at Eden, which will ensure a colourful floral extravaganza here in the spring. The annual tulip ‘plantathon’ came to Eden last month and the whole horticulture team along with our hard-working volunteers got together to spend a few hours on our hands and [...]

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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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Tasty tips for growing garlic

December 2, 2013
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker shares her top tips for growing garlic and her favourite varieties of this wonderful plant. This week in the garden I’m planting one of my favourite culinary ingredients – garlic. I had never tried growing it before I came to Eden but now I’m completely hooked! Growing garlic is becoming increasingly [...]

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Eden team creates Woodland Garden on Southbank Centre roof

June 25, 2013
Author: Hannah

If you’re at London’s Southbank this summer and have even just 10 minutes to spare, duck out of the crowds and up onto the roof of the Hayward Gallery, where you’ll discover a secret, woodland garden. Part garden, part artistic installation, and formed of beautiful birch trees and wild plants, the Woodland Garden has been [...]

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Wildlife gardening tips

February 23, 2013
Author: Hannah

Ahead of our wildlife gardening course, the Eden Gardening Team shares five tips on how to attract wildlife to your garden – from cuddly-looking hedgehogs and brightly coloured birds right down to the less glamorous, yet just as important, insects and worms. Why bother with wildlife gardening? Because Britain’s gardens provide a safe haven for [...]

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