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The Eden Project is now home to the National Wildflower Centre, and to celebrate, it’s launching wondrous wildflower displays you shouldn’t miss

Dressing meadows and waterfronts with a kaleidoscope of colours and smells, filling saltmarshes and foreshores with rare, curious beauty and even adorning the foot of ancient crumbling stonework; these are just some of the ways wildflowers enhance the UK’s natural landscape. Not to mention their impact on the environment: native wildflowers are essential to the survival of many endangered species of insects and birds.

Recent years have seen a decline in these blooms, putting the country’s biodiversity in jeopardy. The National Wildflower Centre is committed to reversing this decline and bringing wildflowers back into the UK’s living culture, starting with the launch of breathtaking wildflower displays in its newfound home on the Eden Project’s site in Cornwall. Here’s everything you need to know about it...




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Welcome to Eden

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The Eden Project is an educational charity dedicated to connecting people to the living world and finding ways to build a better future. Its visitor destination in Cornwall is nestled in a massive crater, previously a china clay pit, now transformed into a horticultural spectacle with over 1 million plants across 35 acres. Here, awe-inspiring Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity and the sights and scents of the Mediterranean. From this summer, the site will be surrounded by the UK’s best-known wildflowers, including poppies, cornflowers, daisies and corn marigolds.

The National Wildflower Centre has joined Eden’s Life Sciences, with a new facility at the Cornish site in the works and a host of exciting initiatives on the horizon.




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Go wild

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This summer will see mass sowings around the Biomes’ gardens and approaches, so you’ll be greeted by beautiful native wildflowers from the moment you step onto the site – even from the car park. Visiting will not only be a great chance to reconnect with nature; it will also give you an insight into all the good these blooms do for native ecosystems.

But Eden’s work goes beyond gorgeous wildflower displays. It aims to encourage green infrastructure in the modern world and establish creative conservation projects in urban and rural areas across the country, using wildflowers as a conduit for new cultural ecology projects and bringing biodiversity, delight and colour into communities.

Visit Eden this summer to find out more and to discover some wild inspiration for your own garden.

Open daily, from 10am – 6pm. Book in advance online and save 10% on standard admission.

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine readers can take advantage of 2-for-1 entry to the Eden Project by showing their 2-for-1 card.

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