Tim Smit: Biography highlights

The visionary who transformed an abandoned clay pit into a flourishing horticultural display and beacon for conservation and education, Tim Smit KBE is world renowned for his work on the Eden Project.

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Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall.  He ‘discovered’ and then restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens having been named ‘Garden of the Year’ by BBC Countryfile Awards (Mar 2018).  Tim’s book ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ won Book of the Year in 1997.

Tim is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, over 22 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour.  Tim is also Executive Co-Chair for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.

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Sir Tim Smit - Full speech, RCGP annual conference 2017
Sir Tim Smit - Full speech, RCGP annual conference 2017
25:52
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WOMADelaide 2017 (The Planet Talks) - Sir Tim Smit in conversation w/ Richard Fidler
WOMADelaide 2017 (The Planet Talks) - Sir Tim Smit in conversation w/ Richard Fidler
59:25
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Tim Smit | Why Is Beauty Such An Important Word?
Tim Smit | Why Is Beauty Such An Important Word?
22:27
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Sir Tim Smit, EDEN Project
Sir Tim Smit, EDEN Project
34:54
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Tim Smit  - life lessons from music and lost gardens
Tim Smit - life lessons from music and lost gardens
18:23
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Annual Lecture Seeding Change Sir Tim Smit keynote and panel discussion
Annual Lecture Seeding Change Sir Tim Smit keynote and panel discussion
01:25:29

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