Korean garden to be planted at Eden following signing of agreement

A Korean garden is planned for the Eden Project in Cornwall after the Korean National Arboretum signed a memorandum of understanding with Eden.

A delegation led by the Korean National Arboretum director general Dr You-Mi Lee visited Eden on July 18 to meet with the executive team.

The agreement has identified joint initiatives in conservation, training and horticulture. One project will focus on the creation of a Korean garden at the Eden Project. This will be an ecological garden illustrating Korea’s progress in regenerating natural habitats.

"Both Eden and Korean National Arboretum share a deep commitment to conservation and championing the value of natural habitats to society", a statement from the Eden Project said.

Eden was part of a workshop held in Korea last year on biodiversity restoration hosted by the arboretum and participated in the opening celebrations for the new botanic garden in the de-militarized zone (DMZ).

Eden Chief Executive Gordon Seabright said: "We are greatly looking forward to working with the Korean National Arboretum. We share so many values and ambitions.

"The regeneration of biodiversity is a key theme for Eden and the Koreans have shown global leadership in rebuilding their ecology."

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