Head gardeners converge on The Eden Project for special day

More than 30 top professional gardeners met at The Eden Project yesterday for Cornwall's annual Head Gardeners' Day.

Professional gardeners came to the event from across Cornwall. Image: Eden Project
Professional gardeners came to the event from across Cornwall. Image: Eden Project

This is the 15th year of the tradition, where horticulturists from one Cornwall-based garden host contemporaries from other parts of the county for a tour and networking.

This year the group was hosted by Eden's director of life science Mike Maunder, garden development manager Paul Stone and members of the project's horticulture team. The visitors were treated to a tour of new additions to Eden, including the new Western Australia garden in the Mediterranean Biome and the Weather Maker, a new addition to the Rainforest Biome's canopy walkway which features a bridge that makes clouds.

This is the first year the gathering has taken place at Eden. The annual event is designed to forge closer relationships between horticulturists in Cornish gardens and facilitate the sharing of ideas. 


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