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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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Edible wild food: Ox eye daisies

July 4, 2013
Author: Matt Ashdown

Eden’s foraging expert Emma Gunn shares some easy foraged ox eye daisy recipe ideas. Impress dinner guests with tempura battered ox eye daisies or add an exciting ingredient to your fridge by pickling the flowers. Known commonly as ox eye daisy or dog daisy, this tall grassland flower  native to Europe has edible flowers and [...]

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New year resolutions for a fresh start to 2013

January 3, 2013
Author: admin

Another fresh new year is here. As poet Rainer Maria Rilke said, ‘The new year is full of things that have never been’. So, with the excitement of opening a blank notebook on the first page, we have the opportunity to write a new story for 2013. The turn of the year is a gentle [...]

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Christmas gifts for kids

November 3, 2012
Author: Mikki

Here are some great Christmas gift ideas from the Eden Project to delight kids of all ages. They’ve been carefully picked to entertain, educate and amaze kids – and all have an ethical twist. What’s more, we’ve road-tested them with our own kids, so we’re pretty sure yours will love them too. Make your own [...]

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Gifts for food lovers

October 4, 2012
Author: Mikki

Tuck in and enjoy Eden’s selection of artisan foods, wine and gift hampers. We’ve got something delicious for everyone for birthdays, special occasions and Christmas. Our gifts include chocolates and sweet treats for the kids, bottles of bubbly for the wine buffs and selection hampers for those who just appreciate good food. Tea gift bag [...]

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George and Flora’s top tips for kids gardening

August 13, 2012
Author: admin

George and Flora are fed up of waiting for their baby brother or sister to come along. So Grandpa has an idea. He teaches the children how to grow a garden while the baby grows – full of lots of lovely things to eat at a summer party! George and Flora’s Secret Garden, written by [...]

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Summer survival guide

August 5, 2012
Author: admin

School’s now out for summer, so if you haven’t quite planned out your summer itinerary for the whole family, take some inspiration from our tips, tricks and lovely ideas here. Come rain or shine, hopefully these kid’s activites will add a few a special twist to your usual summer antics. Gardening kits you can plant [...]

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Cornwall flood risk debate, 14 March

March 8, 2012
Author: Hannah

We’re convening an evening debate on ‘Living with the risk of flooding’, to give people from Cornwall the chance to feed into government policy on flood risk. Held in the informal setting of the Eden Project Cafe, in St Austell town centre, the debate will focus on the best ways to deal with the increasing [...]

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Guide to preserving flowers

March 7, 2012
Author: admin

With hundreds of gorgeous bouquets delivered through our webshop, we’ve been looking at ways of transforming these flowers into beautiful preserved keepsakes. We spoke to local flower preservation specialist Susan Fowler from Susan Fowler Bouquet Preservation to find out more about the art of preserving flowers. Make your own bookmarks and greetings cards by gluing [...]

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Foodie gift sets inspired by our plants

September 1, 2011
Author: admin

We’ve taken inspiration from the numerous plant stories and displays across the Eden site this summer to create a range of unique presents that once given to your favourite friends and relative will go on giving. Each gift bag shows off the amazing properties of plants. Honey lover’s gift set The plight of bees in Britain makes giving [...]

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