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Monster flower to bloom at Eden Project

The Titan Arum can grow up to 10ft Credit: Eden Project

One of the biggest flowers in the world is due to bloom at the Eden Project. Taking up to six years to grow, the Titan Arum can grow up to 10 feet tall. That's the size of a large Christmas tree! This particular flower is the ninth one to grow at Eden's Rainforest Biome.


Eden Project makes a record loss

The Eden Project lost more than £6 million Credit: /Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

The Eden Project has reported a loss of more than six million pounds.

The loss covered the financial year ending in March 2013. The previous year the tourist attraction near St Austell made a small profit of a hundred and thirty six thousand pounds.

It said it hoped for better results in the coming year due to job losses and the sale of surplus land.

Ice rink opens at Eden Project

The Eden Project's ice rink has opened in St Austell. Dozens of young people battling cancer, who've been treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital's oncology department officially opened the rink last night.

Tim Smit is from the Eden Project and says he loves all the twinkly christmas lights.


More job losses at The Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall Credit: PA

The Eden Project has announced more job losses.

In January the attraction which opened in 2001, said it had to make savings worth £2million and made 53 staff redundant.

Now it's announced that a further fifteen posts will have to be lost.

At the moment the project employs just under 400 people.

Mining experts at Eden Project

Experts from around the world will spend the next three days at the Eden Project in Cornwall to discuss what should happen when a mine closes. Eden itself was built in a former china clay quarry.

The delegates will talk about how minimise the environmental and social impact of mine closure. Eden is set within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and this is the first the conference has come to Europe.

Eden Project Credit: ITV News West Country

Eden Project features in new parkour video

Two of the world’s best freerunners have been hitting new heights at Cornwall's Eden Project for a new video.

Tim “Livewire” Shieff and Pip “Piptrix” Andersen spent two days at Eden performing parkour tricks in the project’s Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes as well as taking to the colourful outdoor landscape.

The film focuses on the new Rainforest Aerial Walkway and ends on a spectacular shot of the Tim and Pip performing backflips and somersaults on the roof of the giant Rainforest Biome.

A warning not to try to recreate any of the stuns seen in this video:

Credit: Eden Project TV

Eden Project allows dogs into outdoor gardens

Exterior view of the Eden project in Cornwall Credit: PA

The Eden Project is to allow dogs into its outdoor gardens every day, starting Saturday June 15.

Following a successful pilot weekend last month (May), the Eden Project has decided to open its doors to dogs every day. Before that, only registered assistance dogs have been allowed in but due to popular demand Eden has decided to relax the rules.

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