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Create a Buzz

Pollinating insects are essential for healthy ecosystems, but they’ve been in dramatic decline over the last 40 years. 

Create a Buzz, a pollinator project funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation, raises awareness of the plight of pollinators and helps pollinating insects and their habitats to thrive.

 

Artist Alexander Daisy Ginsberg at the Pollinator Pathmaker garden

Pollinator Pathmaker

Pollinator Pathmaker is a living sculpture made of plants, designed by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg for pollinators’ tastes, rather than ours. A custom computer algorithm was used to design the planting pattern. It will be in full bloom from June 2022.

A honey bee entering a purple foxglove flower

Pollination Trail

Check out the map and follow the multimedia trail in the Outdoor Gardens to discover fascinating stories about plants and pollinators.

Wildflower field

Wildflower meadows

Wildflowers were once a significant part of the British landscape until WWII when huge amounts of meadow were ploughed for arable farming. Today, they account for less than 1% of the British countryside.  

As part of the Create a Buzz project, seven hectares of annual and perennial wildflower meadows have been sown in our Outer Estate by the National Wildflower Centre, based at Eden.

Horticulture students examining flowers at the Eden Project

University Research Project

This collaboration, with the Applied Network Ecology group at the University of Exeter, is investigating plant-pollinator interactions on a range of new wildflower habitats grown on different types of waste materials.

6 Eden apprentices smile in front of their newly transformed "Buzz Stop". A local bus stop can be seen with plants in planters on its walls.

Community Buzz Stops

During the pandemic, Eden Project Communities and People & Gardens worked with local communities based in Treverbyn, Roche, and St Blazey. Pollinator-friendly plants were distributed via food banks along with instructions on how to create a ‘Buzz Stop’ at home. Eden Project apprentices also transformed local bus stops by installing pollinator friendly plants. 

A group of children crouched on the floor examining the grass

Eden Schools Paradise Pastures

Following a successful trial at Roche Community Primary School, the Eden Schools Team launched Paradise Pastures: a set of creative, pollinator-friendly science lesson plans that can be downloaded for free.

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg quote

Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

“I hope we can create the largest ever climate positive artwork together, by planting living artworks for pollinators around the world”

Eden Project Biomes with Jubilee lunch on a table surrounds by flowers, bees and butterflies

Half-term at Eden (28 May - 5 June)

Join us this half-term for a week-long celebration of bees, nature and communities, ending with Eden’s very own Big Jubilee Lunch.

Follow the interactive Create-a-Buzz trail and be inspired to create your own bee-friendly garden, meet the Skinny Jean Gardener and get top gardening tips*, pick up your free family pack full of other pollinator-friendly games to mark the launch of Pollinator Pathmaker and the opening of the Create a Buzz at Eden. 

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