Cork Pig sculptures
Find these life-sized pigs made out of cork oak bark rooting around the cork oak trees in our Mediterranean Biome.
Cork oaks growing at Eden
Nathan explains the importance and incredible properties of cork oak.Play video
Cork trees, unlike others, don’t die when their bark is cut off, so buying cork products supports biodiverse cork oak wood pastures which support many bird species and provide a home for Iberian pigs (high value ham). Heather Jansch travelled to meet the cork farmers, collect cork and hear their stories before making the little cork pigs. Heather, who has a huge collection of local driftwood, also made the Driftwood Horses in the Visitor Centre.