Plants, gardens and horticulture
We are an educational charity and we have planted over a million plants from around the world to teach our visitors about humans' relationship with nature.
Our exhibits are designed to show that:
- plants give us our food, fuel, materials and medicines
- plants are part of a wider ecosystem that provides our water and air
- the natural world can be beautiful, relaxing and inspiring.
As an educational charity, we also use gardening as a way of empowering, engaging and connecting people through special outreach projects. Eden's horticulture programmes focus on everyone from prisoners to the disabled, from local families to schoolchildren worldwide. Get a taste of our approach below.