Sir Tim Smit is 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 having been named "Garden of the Year" by BBC Countryfile Awards (2018). Sir Tim’s book "The Lost Gardens of Heligan" won BBC Book of the Year in 1997.
Sir Tim is the Executive Vice-Chair and Co-Founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, over 20 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 endeavor. Sir Tim is also the Executive Co-Chair for Eden Project International, which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.