Sir Tim Smit KBE

Founder of The Eden Project

Tim Smit is a formidable businessman unafraid to take risks for impressive rewards throughout his career. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors to the public for an exhibition in 2000. The press dubbed it "the Eighth Wonder of the World."

"Best known as the founder of Cornwall's Eden Project"

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  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • The Eden Project
  • Innovation
  • The Environment


He presents in English.

How he presents

Inspirational and professional Tim is a highly sought after speaker who regularly speaks at conferences, dinners and other events.

Books & Media

  • The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
  • Eden
  • The Heligan Vegetable Bible
  • Secrets Locked in Silence

In Detail

Tim Smit's innovative creation was designed as an educational tool on environmental issues. The pair of biomes containing two opposite eco systems, Mediterranean and rainforest, has contributed over one billion pounds to the Cornish industry and has been named as the "eighth wonder of the world". Tim continues to be the Director of the Eden Project and drives it's success as a global attraction and award winning captivated garden. A passionate advocate of the environment, he has completed a number of other ventures, including the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Another of Tim Smit's recent business ventures is The Shipwreck Centre, which he bought in 2016 motivated by the need to protect the heritage of the port it sits in.


The inspirational founder of the Eden project, Tim Smit is the man some call "The Richard Branson of Cornwall". He shows audiences how he has achieved incredible success against all odds combining vision, inspirational leadership, great marketing and brilliant planning to create a unique experience.



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