Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 15:30
 
The largest wildflower seed sowing in the history of the Eden Project has created a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour across the approaches to the global garden.
 
Nearly 12kg of seeds were sown in areas around Eden, with two large fields beside the main road the stars of the show.
 
Vibrant red poppies, electric blue cornflowers and striking white and yellow ox-eye daisies dominate the displays alongside 11 other species that have been sown across four large areas of the site.
 
The fields are backed by views of the sea, creating a compelling vista for visitors arriving at the home of the famous Biomes near St Austell in Cornwall.
 
The Eden Project is the new home to the National Wildflower Centre. The work of the National Wildflower Centre is about making a real difference to restore species, landscapes and biodiversity.
 
This is done through a programme of cultural ecology on a regional, national and international scale, encouraging further collaborations and links with the South West, Eden’s local projects, partners and communities.
 
Fern Caroll-Smith, Eden’s Seed Bank Manager, said: “These spectacular wildflower displays are such a wonderful way to welcome visitors to Eden. They are a living symbol of the work being done by the National Wildflower Centre to promote the benefits of wildflowers for people and pollinators alike. These fields are literally buzzing with life.”
 
The 14 species of wildflower that have been sown at Eden are:
 
Cornflower
Corn chamomile
Vipers bugloss
Lady’s bedstraw
Field scabious
Ox-eye daisy
Musk Mallow
Poppy
Cowslip
Meadow buttercup
Red campion
Cow parsley
Corn marigold
Foxglove