2017 Plenary Speakers

Sir Tim Smit is executive vice-chairman and co-founder of the multiple award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall, and will deliver The John Hunt Lecture at the RCGP Annual Conference on Friday 13 October.

Since the opening of the Eden Project 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.

Sir Tim had previously ‘discovered’ and restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens.

Dutch-born Tim had worked for ten years in the music industry as a composer/producer in bot