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Prehistoric plants growing at Eden

August 22, 2014
Author: Tom

The plants shown below have been around for millions of years, and we’ve got examples of all of them growing at the Eden Project. During our Dinosaurs Unleashed event, you can follow a trail around Eden to see all of them! Outdoor Biome Soft tree fern, Dicksonia antarctica These ferns come from Australia and can reach 15m in height. [...]

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Carnivorous plants facts

April 30, 2014
Author: Beth Flood-Fairlamb

From specimens that snap shut to individuals that curl up, carnivorous plants are expert meat-eaters. This group of 400 or so species has cleverly adapted to living in poor soil – getting their nutrients from insects and the like instead. We take a look at five of the most fascinating… Tropical pitcher plant (Nepenthes) Native to: [...]

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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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Nitrogen cycle diagrams for kids

February 19, 2014
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, including some really strange specimens. Like oxygen, nitrogen is essential for living things to survive on Earth. Animals and plants need nitrogen to build amino acids in proteins, which are the building blocks of [...]

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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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10 tropical trees to spot from our new Rainforest Aerial Walkway

August 20, 2013
Author: Carys Barriball

You can get a wonderful new perspective on the tropical trees in our Biome from our brand new Rainforest Aerial Walkway. Here’s a little guide to what you’ll see when you’re high up on our Walkway: Papaya (Carica papaya) Growing up to 10m high with leaves 70cm in diameter at the top of it’s trunk, this tree [...]

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What is pollination? – a diagram for kids

April 30, 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! Pollination is a very important part of the life cycle of plants. Insects, birds, bats [...]

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The strange story of Darwin’s orchid

March 25, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this Easter holidays (29 March – 14 April 2013), we’re exploring the freaky side of food, where it comes from and, of course,  where plants come in. This beautiful and unusual flower tells a fascinating story of how plants and animals can evolve together (co-evolve) to help each other survive. [...]

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Create your own freaky plant

March 8, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this Easter holidays (29 March – 14 April 2013), we’re exploring the freaky side of food, where it comes from and, of course,  where plants come in. At this year’s Freaky Nature event you’ll have the chance to think up a design for your own strange plant using parts of [...]

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Tips on making a ‘mini Eden Project’ terrarium

December 12, 2012
Author: Tom

If you’d like to make a mini Biome of your own this Christmas, follow these top tips from Emma in our Green Team. A terrarium makes a beautiful decoration for any home, and a great Christmas gift for a green-fingered friend or family member. Top terrarium tips You can use any transparent, non-airtight container to [...]

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