21 Century Garden Art – The Eden Project of Tim Smit


Appearing like giant, intergalactic honeycombs, Cornwall is home to the world's largest greenhouses. Near the southern English village of St. Austell, futuristic, high-tech copper roofs stretch skyward to a height of 55 meters. Beneath these plastic-foil roofs, The Eden Project houses a plant collection representing the entire range of the Earth's climatic zones. Over 100,000 species of plant life are gathered in this man-made biosphere reserve. The tour through the "Biome" takes one from the olive groves of the Mediterranean Room on through to a tropical rain forest. With the establishment of the Eden Project, its developer Tim Smit has realized his dream of paradise on Earth. He has furthermore created a garden artwork that attracts several thousand visitors every day.

Filmographic details

Year 2002
Country England
Rights Worldwide
Award Best documentary Film Festival Cinéfeuille Gaillac, France 2007
Runtime 26 Min.
Channel Arte / ZDF
Author Christoph Schuch
Camera Rüdiger Kortz
Music Georg Reichelt