Saturday, 19 November 2016

Eden Project First Visit

I took far too many photos, so in order to cut them down into something you can view without falling asleep, I've divided them up into sections. I hope this will give you an idea of the wonderful Eden Project.

The layout

The plants

The sculptures

Beautiful garden design

From sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, The Rising Tide, which was in the River Thames in London. To find out a bit more about it click here

A cuppa before entering the biomes in the lovely restaurant between the domes

The Rainforest Biome

Photography and information on the loss of habitat and effect of greed on indigenous populations is presented in this biome. The photographs and information boards (like the one below) are poignant.

Giant metal flower sculptures hang from the roof along the Rainforest Canopy Walkway

Waterfalls cascade

Fruit grows

The loggers effect

Lush vegetation

 The Mediterranean Biome

The Med Terrace Restaurant is beautiful. You can have weddings here, just imagine that!

The Rites of Dionysus sculpture

Cork pig sculptures

Gardens from South Africa to California

We both thought this was an amazing place to visit and we can't wait to go back again. I hardly know where to start to try and explain what they do here and how it made me feel, so in a very few words: educational, emotional, artistic, and extraordinary!

Please visit and support this marvellous project in Cornwall. Tip for visiting-go outside the school holidays, during the week. We went at the end of September on a warm and sunny Friday.

Well I hope you've enjoyed this brief tour and it's inspired you to go.

Until next time