A new artwork celebrating Sir David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet, has been unveiled at the Eden Project.
The sculpture focuses on the importance of biodiversity and the beauty of nature and is three metres wide. It represents the seven continents and is designed to be enjoyed by humans and wildlife alike.
L-R: Gordon Seabright (Eden Project) and Jonny Keeling (BBC) © MARK PASSMORE/APEX
The globe includes a bespoke and varied set of habitats for wildlife and was designed by BBC Creative, with author and wildlife garden expert Kate Bradbury consulting. Over winter, Eden horticulturalist Emma Gunn and her team have planted it with two types of moss and in the spring the living globe will feature a bigger range of plants.
Jonny Keeling, executive producer of the series said: “We made the Seven Worlds, One Planet series to celebrate the diversity of life on earth and highlight some of the challenges faced by wildlife on each continent. The Living Globe fits perfectly with the Eden landscape and I hope the artwork and the series are an inspiration and a reminder of how precious it is to protect the life around us.”