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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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Bitter aloe plants flowering in our Mediterranean Biome

January 10, 2014
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker describes the beautiful January colour of these plants, and gives a few tips on growing similar plants at home. The vibrant candelabra-like flower-heads of the bitter aloe (Aloe ferox) are once again reaching skywards in the Eden Project’s Mediterranean Biome, bringing drama and colour to the South African Cape exhibit. This [...]

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Off the beaten track at Eden: 10 things not to miss

June 26, 2013
Author: Matt Ashdown

A visit to Eden isn’t just all about the Biomes; there are all sorts of quiet spots to discover off the beaten track, from hidden huts to woodland glades to scented gardens. We spoke to staff and visitors to bring you this list of 10 places you shouldn’t miss on your next visit to Eden [...]

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Unusual cocoa plants head for Eden’s Rainforest Biome

August 9, 2012
Author: Hannah

Our gardening team are excited about a new arrival in our nursery; a collection of pods that will grow into beautiful cocoa trees in our Rainforest Biome, each one with an unusual and intricate flower. We’re expanding our cocoa exhibit within the Biome so that we can showcase the huge variety of plants within the [...]

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Learn to garden on Eden’s practical horticulture course

August 3, 2012
Author: Hannah

Whether you’re looking for professional horticultural training or would simply like to get more out of your own garden, check out our series of one-day gardening courses starting this September. You can pick and choose from the Saturday sessions or come along to all eight, which together make up a Certificate in Practical Horticulture. The [...]

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10 British trees to grow in your garden

July 17, 2012
Author: Tom

Our summer kids’ event is inspired by The Lorax – the blockbuster movie with a really cool environmental message.  We’re also offering extra Lorax fun on our Blog to keep your kids happy over the holidays. In the movie, the Lorax is the guardian of the forest who tries to protect his precious and very [...]

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Apply for a horticulture apprenticeship at the Eden Project

June 22, 2012
Author: Hannah

If you’re searching for a practical horticulture training course, we’re currently on the lookout for apprentices to join us at our world famous gardens in September 2012. The 12-month course, in association with Cornwall’s Duchy College, give budding gardeners the chance to learn while they earn, and to get under their belt a Level 2 [...]

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Eden gardening team helps reopen London’s Southbank Centre roof garden

April 15, 2012
Author: Hannah

Look out for blue potatoes, olive trees, hops and wild flowers on the roof of the Southbank Centre this summer. Smack bang in the centre of London’s vibrant Southbank, the Garden proved a hit when it first opened last year, as passers-by popped in for a summer’s evening drink from the bar or to find [...]

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Inspirational talk on Eden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan from Tim Smit, 10 April

April 9, 2012
Author: Hannah

On Tuesday 10 April Eden CEO and co-founder Tim Smit will be giving an inspirational talk about his experiences in creating two of Cornwall’s landmark gardens and visitor attractions. The talk, followed by a lunch at Trenython Manor, is hosted by the du Maurier Festival Society, which runs Fowey’s acclaimed du Maurier Festival. Tim Smit, [...]

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