Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 17:00

A unique artwork celebrating biodiversity and the beauty of nature inspired by the acclaimed BBC series Seven Worlds, One Planet was unveiled at the Eden Project today (Friday December 6).

Seven Worlds, One Planet, presented by Sir David Attenborough, premiered on Sunday 27 October and runs until this Sunday (December 8). The series reveals the extraordinary wildlife stories and unseen wilderness of the seven unique continents.

The three-metre wide Seven Worlds, One Planet Living Globe represents the seven continents and is designed to be enjoyed by humans and wildlife alike, containing its own bespoke and varied set of habitats.

Jonny Keeling, Executive Producer of the landmark series, was welcomed by Eden Project Chief Executive Gordon Seabright for the unveiling.

Gordon said: “Eden shares with Seven Worlds, One Planet a deep concern over species loss and biodiversity. The Living Globe is a compelling reminder to us all that we need to walk softly on our planet. It is a great addition to the exhibits in our landscape and we are grateful to Sir David, Jonny and the BBC team for sharing it with us.”

Jonny said: “We made the Seven Worlds, One Planet series to celebrate the diversity of life on earth and highlight some of the challenges faced by wildlife on each continent. We are happy and proud for the Living Globe to have its final resting place here. It fits in perfectly with the Eden landscape and I hope the artwork and the series are an inspiration and a reminder of how precious it is to protect the life around us.”

The globe was designed by BBC Creative, with author and wildlife garden expert Kate Bradbury consulting on the project.

At Eden it has been positioned on the zig-zag path leading to the world-famous Biomes. There it can be viewed by Eden’s one million visitors a year.

For this winter, horticultural lead Emma Gunn and her team have planted it with two types of moss. In the spring it will have a bigger range of plants installed to attract more birds, small mammals and insects.

A key message from the Eden Project and Seven Worlds, One Planet is the importance of biodiversity on each of earth’s seven continents and this is reflected in the artwork.

Filmed over four years, the TV series shows a vast and varying planet but highlights a core message that despite these disparate landscapes we are one planet and need to take better care and responsibility of where we live.

The ambition of Eden Project International Limited (EPIL) is to advance the Eden mission by establishing collaborative Eden projects with international partners across the globe, with the aim of opening an Eden Project on every inhabited continent.