Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Eden Project (Part 2) Conwall

I did not find this Biome particularly interesting compared with the rain forest Biome.
It is fairly new so not so mature. It shows plants from The Mediterranean, California and South Africa. Just walking around at random so they will be a little mixed up.
I'll leave it to you to decide which are which! 
Do visit my previous post if you have not already done so where there is information about this project

Outside now

If you look carefully you will see that this sculpture is made from discarded waste material

One could fly over the whole site if wished - on as zip wire of course
Well that's it for The Eden Project
the first post has to be my favourite

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Eden Project (part 1), Cornwall

Returning to my postings on Cornwall, we are here visiting The Eden Project
The idea came from Tim Smit who was also responsible for the recovery of the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan (see a previous post)

It was developed from a China Clay Pit beginning in 1994
I had always hoped to be able to visit some time but then when in Cornwall I was unsure because of the time factor and the high cost
In the end we decided to go as it was only about 15 minutes from where we were staying, rather than wishing we had when back home

The project is a charity very much taken  up with conservation, climate and the environment
If you are interested in knowing more then the following link will take you there


The Biomes are large and the photos do not do them justice

Here we are inside the Rainforest Biome which I have to say was my favourite bit apart from the humidity and heat and steep slopes
Again the pictures do not do it justice

and yes they grow bananas for sale here
After an hour I was ready to leave with damp hair and perspiration running down my face

There were many eating places and food served reflects the stories told in the exhibits
Responsibly-sourced, fairly traded, single-source, organic, seasonal and/or local and freshly made, often in front of ones eyes
It was good but expensive
I have one more post on this project 
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