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Join us to discover the extraordinary secrets of plants, flowers and gardens around the world – and through the year.

Sarah Raven
A Year Full of Flowers

Sarah Raven worked as a doctor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton before becoming a broadcaster, teacher and writer. She has cooked all her life for family and friends with an emphasis and commitment to goodness, healthiness and general wellbeing. Sarah runs her own cookery and gardening school at Perch Hill in East Sussex, and has established a mail order gardening company with 80,000 active customers. She has made regular appearances on the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival and Gardener’s World; and she is the author of Sarah Raven’s Food for Friends and Family, Sarah Raven’s Complete Christmas, Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook (which was the Guild of Food Writers’ Cookery Book of the Year 2008), Sarah Raven’s Wild Flowers and The Cutting Garden.

Jonathan Drori
Around the World in 80 Plants

Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Eden Project and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and on the Board of Cambridge University Botanic Garden. He is a member of the Council of Ambassadors of the WWF and is also an Ambassador for the Woodland Trust and Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

He is a former Trustee of The Woodland Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (where he also chaired its commercial arm). He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the Zoological Society of London.

Jonathan has previously been Head of Commissioning for BBC Online, and before that, an Executive Producer and Director of more than fifty prime-time BBC television science and technology documentaries and series. He’s also known for several TED talks on pollen, seeds and flowers - which have been viewed more than 3 million times. He was made CBE by H. M The Queen in December 2006.

Tim Smit
The Eden Project

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 (Mars 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, 20 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 Chairman for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.