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Our visit to the Eden Project this summer.


It’s rather late but we have been away so often during the summer I haven’t had time to sort through all the photo’s we took on our travels. I had been looking forward to this visit for years but I was a little disappointed when we actually got there. We had found a lovely site to park our motor home on the night before, about a mile down the road from the entrance to Eden.
The Eden project was very new when we last visited and I think I expected it to be similar but more established. The areas outside the domes seemed overgrown and tangled and I found the constant reminder of the dinosaur theme off putting. As a friend suggested, because it is run as a charity they have to find money in many ways. The sound of roaring dinosaurs didn’t add to my enjoyment though. It’s quite expensive to enter too.
I will just put the few photo’s on that we took so you can judge for yourselves.

These are a few from the Tropical dome.

These are a couple from the temperate dome. Maybe I didn’t find it as interesting because we’ve been abroad so many times and experienced the real thing.

Sorry I’ve been a bit of a wet blanket here and maybe if I had taken the grandchildren and seen it through their eyes I would have enjoyed looking around more.

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Thank you for sharing anyway, also your opinion. I have also been wanting to visit here for a long time. Don't know quite what to think now! Don't like the gimmicky dinosaurs either. Think I'll stick with going to Wisley!

14 Sep, 2015


We found the most interesting thing was the guided walk round the tea plantation, with the history of tea importation, which was fascinating. I'm glad we went when we did if its gone all dinosaur roars, but its understandable if they have to attract visitors and it will be a big draw for smaller children. They might get bored looking just at plants but those huge insects should keep them happy!

14 Sep, 2015


It looks very nice place in your pictures Homebird.

14 Sep, 2015


Sorry Ff, I should really have kept my thoughts to myself. There wasn't anything happening in the domes on the day we were there Sterra. I loved that flower on the Torch Ginger. It was bigger than T's hands together.
You can lay inside something that looks like a sleeping bag and glide extremely high up on a wire, across the park from behind the domes to the side of the visitor centre. Children could go into a large marque to see animated dinosaurs.

14 Sep, 2015


Some lovely photos there Homebird but I agree not as good when I went there which was years ago . My ex boyfriends sons friend from Bristol built those domes.

14 Sep, 2015


They are a fete of engineering aren't they 3d.

14 Sep, 2015


We went there just once and my reaction was that I was glad I had seen it but, have had no wish to return to see it again!

14 Sep, 2015


Your entitled to your thoughts HB. Your photos are excellent. My OH and myself also visited Eden, just after it had opened and contemplated calling again this year. In the end I said I prefered The Lost Gardens of Heligan.As it turned out, we didn't get their either. I suppose we can't suit everyone. Thanks for posting your visit.

14 Sep, 2015


Yes Homebird my ex boyfriend said Carl glaised that I said its not glaised with glass but bubble wraped so when we visted his son I asked Carl he said I won :0))-

14 Sep, 2015


Thanks for letting us see your photographs and also sharing your views, we cannot all like the same gardens, it would be such a boring place if we did.......

26 Sep, 2015


Yes that's true Dd but I'm wishing I had kept my remarks to myself now. It is after all a charity run experiment and teaching center. It was just that I was expecting the same pleasure it gave me all those years ago.

30 Sep, 2015

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