Eden Friends events diary
Our Friend's events programme is always packed with unique activities, tours and talks from a wide range of people, from Eden and beyond.
These regular membership events are specially designed for Eden Friends, offering a programme of talks, tours and demonstrations that focus on everything from gardening to the environment to good food.
Past events have included a talk from Alan Titchmarsh, a demonstration from ethnobotanist James Wong, guided tours of our Mediterranean and Rainforest Biomes with our expert horticulturalists, and even a trip abroad to the real rainforest.
Forthcoming Friends events
November is reciprocal month for Eden Friends - giving all Eden Friends free entry to our partner attractions Tate St Ives, National Maritime Museum Falmouth and Trebah Gardens. Just take along your Friends Membership card.
Corn Crafts at the Eden Project
Date: Wednesday 20th November
Time & Place: 2pm Eden Bakery
Price: £3 per person, to include a craft to take home
This September we held a popular series of workshops as part of our Harvest programme. Join Eden Narrator and craft maker Emma Smart as she leads a special Friends workshop around traditional corn dolly crafts.
This practical demonstration will give you a chance to have hands on practise of an age old craft and create your own corn dolly crafts to take home with you. Emma will also tell stories of the history and folklore of corn crafts throughout the demonstration.
Places for this special workshop are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Big It Up with the Eden Science Team
Date: Thursday 28th November
Time & Place: 6pm Foundation Building
Join Eden Science Team leader and passionate science communicator Tim Pettit on a special talk for Eden Friends where he will give Friends a unique insight into the often unseen work of the Eden Science team, covering everything from the ethics of plant collections to the difficulties of pest and disease control in our unique environment.
This special talk will also give Friends a hands on chance to see through microscopes and discover the hidden worlds inside some of the unusual plants we have at Eden.
Festive Shopping night at the Eden Project Shop
Date: Thursday 5th December
Time & Place : 6pm - 8.30pm, Eden Shop
Price: Free, by invitation only
Join us for a night of festivities at the Eden Shop and take advantage of a one off 15% discount to pick up some special gifts for friends and family. We care about how things are made and always source responsibly, so you can enjoy shopping knowing you're making a difference. Everything we sell has a story to tell and we hope you enjoy discovering the different stories and ideas behind everything we stock.
Meet some of our local suppliers and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to ensure you really get in the festive mood, with seasonal entertainment by Restormel Concert Band.
Members Carol Evening at Trebah Gardens
Date: Friday 6th December
Price: Free to Eden Friends
Join Trebah members at a special evening at Trebah Gardens. The shop will be open for Christmas shopping opportunities and traditional carol singing begins at 7pm with the opportunity for all to join in and sing. Mulled wine and mince pies will follow. Please contact Trebah on 01326 252 228 to confirm booking.
Trebah are also holding their first Christmas Fair with crafts and food and free entry to the gardens for the day. The Fair will be held on the 7th & 8th December from 10am – 4pm each day.
Tate St Ives Members Annual Social
Date: Saturday 7th December
Time: 6.30pm- 9.30pm
Price: Free, advance booking essential
Eden Members are invited to join us in celebrating the achievements of Tate St Ives Membership. Mark Osterfield, Executive Director, and Neil Scott, Chair of Tate St Ives Members committee, will introduce the evening. Later, enjoy wine, canapés, acoustic guitar and a tour of the exhibition led by Exhibition and Display Curators Laura Smith and Sara Matson.
Please contact Jan Evans at the Tate St Ives on 01736 796 226 to book your place
Christmas Carol Concert at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Date: Thursday 19th December
Time: From 6pm
Price: Free, advance booking essential
Be a part of the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth’s extra special Christmas celebrations. Enjoy an evening of festive music with Porthleven Town Band and join in with all your favourite carols.
This event is FREE to members but places are very limited, so please call the Maritime Museum on 01326 214 552 to book your place.
How to book a Friends event
Our Friend's events are a great way to meet new Friends and catch up, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
To book tickets for any of the Eden events please contact the Friends team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01726 811932.