Friday, May 4, 2012 - 15:00

This spring, the Eden Project is holding the Green Fingered Fete, a celebration of growing and gardening. The free fete will take place in Eden’s Strawberry Car Park on Saturday May 12, from 10am-3pm.

There will be an abundance of plants and gardening equipment on sale, with seeds and tools for the allotment, a selection of beautiful flowers and a cornucopia of botanical treasures.

Eden’s horticulturists will be giving away their best hints and tips with demonstrations and a gardener’s question time, while there will be plenty of activities to keep children entertained, along with a plant tombola.

The money raised at the fete will go to help two of Eden’s projects: Grow a Gardener and Gardens for Life.

Grow a Gardener is part of Eden’s funded horticulture apprentice scheme, which was set up to tackle the shortage of trained gardeners in the UK today. The money raised will help towards training and equipment.

Gardens for Life is an international network of school gardening projects created by Eden to give children the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience of growing with each other. Through the scheme, British, Kenyan, Indian and Gambian children get the chance to collaborate and learn first-hand about gardening, food security, biodiversity and different ways of life.

Robyn Cummins, from Eden’s Fundraising Team, said: “We’re really looking forward to the Green Fingered Fete. Last year’s plant sale was a great success and we hope to build on that with a fun, family event that will be raising money for two great projects.”

To get involved with the fete, contact Robyn Cummins on 01726 818744 or