Saturday 12th May
We are delighted to welcome Eden’s inspirational co-founder, the visionary Sir Tim Smit, to the 2018 Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. 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. Tim is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, 19 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. The fruits of this are Eden’s first project in China and a project under construction in the UAE. His love of diving saw him buy The Shipwreck Centre in Charlestown, which he is hoping to transform into a unique experience of the underwater world.