Eden Project's Tim Smit gets honorary knighthood

Co-founder and chief executive of the Eden Project, Tim Smit has got the royal seal of approval with an honorary knighthood from the Queen.

Eden Project's Tim Smit receives honorary knighthood
Eden Project's Tim Smit receives honorary knighthood

Dutch-born Smit, who previously got a CBE in 2002, has been awarded the honour in recognition of his services to public engagement with science.

Tim Smit, whose book on the establishment of the Eden Project was recently voted best environmental book of the decade, is also renowned for his restoration of the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

He said: "I'm hugely honoured. In the true spirit of going Dutch I would like to share the honour with all the fabulous friends and colleagues who have helped make the adventures of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project a reality."


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