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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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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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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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Recipe for piri piri chicken with celeriac remoulade

October 1, 2013
Author: Tom

This recipe for piri piri chicken has been going down really well with visitors to the Eden Project’s Bakery, so we thought we’d share it with you here on our blog. Let us know how it goes down in your home! Ingredients Serves 4 4 free range chicken breasts 40g red chilli chopped 5g fresh [...]

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How to make homemade ice cream in a bag – by Charlie Francis

September 10, 2013
Author: Carys Barriball

You can see ice cream wizard Charlie Francis of Lick Me I’m Delicious give a live demo at Eden’s Harvest Festival on Wednesday 11 September 2013! At Eden on 11 September, Charlie will be using a mix of the Eden Project’s own Extra-Ordinary Ice Cream to throw an edible ice cream pot on his portable gramophone pottery [...]

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How to make a bug mask

May 29, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature with Bugs event this half-term (28 May – 2 June 2013), get the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly of the bug world; discover which bugs are plant-friendly and which definitely aren’t! Kids love dressing up at our Bug Boutique, so we thought we’d share this nice [...]

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How to animate: stop-motion tips from Aardman

February 20, 2013
Author: Hannah

Learn how to make your own stop-motion animation with these tips from the Aardman team, those clever people behind the likes of Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. Follow these simple steps, add a good dose of imagination and patience, and you can create a short model animation in which your characters [...]

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Top 10 tips for the perfect Cornish pasty from the World Pasty Champion

February 13, 2013
Author: admin

The pasty excitement is building here at Eden as the second World Pasty Championships on Saturday 2 March 2013 draws nearer. If you’re entering or if you just want to improve your pasty skills then you’ll want to read these top tips from reigning pasty champion Graham Cornish of Launceston here in Cornwall. Graham cleaned [...]

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Make your own ‘Family Hexagon’ biscuit selection box this Christmas

December 14, 2012
Author: Tom

Make a tasty and unique gift with our ‘Family Hexagon’ selection box of delicious biscuits. Over the past few weeks we’ve been publishing recipes of the Christmas biscuits we’re serving at the Eden Project this winter. Now you can use a selection of these recipes to fill up a box – made by hand, of [...]

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5 tips to set the perfect Christmas table

December 8, 2012
Author: admin

Create a magical Christmas dinner with our tips for laying the perfect Christmas table. We share our ideas and favourite things to help you transform your dining room for the ultimate festive celebration on Christmas day – from adding lovely finishing touches to your table to adding keepsakes for your friends and family. 1. Involve [...]

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