Richard Scott, Director, National Wildflower Centre

Richard Scott  is Director of the National Wildflower Centre, at the Eden project, having previously  working for, the pioneering Environmental charity Landlife, delivering creative conservation projects nationally. Landlife  founded the National Wildflower Centre in 2000, which is  now proudly  homed with the Eden Project, in an exciting new  evolution – to make a difference, with serious intent.
There is a smile in the possibility of flowers, which links every culture, bringing hope opportunity, colour and transformation. It’s about passing on the joy, in conveying the possibility of what can be done, transforming landscapes,    in likely and unlikely places. Bridging urban and rural, social and regional divides;    and linking people in the process of transformation.    It represents a new kind of cultural ecology, perhaps akin to the arts and crafts movement of the 1890’s, as applied to the land, with a combined land and community ethic.
Over the years Richard has championed many creative conservation techniques using unusual substrates, and techniques to deliver lasting and sustainable project work. The National Wildflower Centre is set to help deliver incredible wildflower landscapes on an increasingly large scale, in the places where they are needed, where people can see and celebrate them – not just as nature reserves, which despite decades of conservation effort have sadly become more isolated – but as part of the environment we live in.