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A visit to the Eden Project.

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We had a few days away in Cornwall and last Thursday we chose to visit the Eden Project near St Austell. The main reason for our choice was that most of our time would be spent indoors – the weather was dreadful! There was hail and sleet coming down and it was very cold!

All these photos are taken in the Tropical Biome which I did find more interesting than the Mediterranean one.

It was a very pleasant temperature in there and made a welcome change from the weather outside!

This Malaysian house was very realistic and was surrounded by edible and medicinal plants. The educational information everywhere was thorough and was clearly explained and was very interesting.

Water and steam featured throughout!

All the rainforest crops were there.
Bananas

Cacao pods

Pineapples – which I have never seen growing before.

There were problems with the sugar cane crop but the truck was ready and waiting when needed!


Some more watery places

It wasn’t quite like the real thing I am sure but it was a fascinating and very interesting experience!

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Loved your blog, Chris! I feel like I’ve had a visit there myself today!!!! I just love all the lush planting. The big, glossy green leaves and tropical plants! Wonderful! The Malaysian house looks maintained, and the water features and steam…Fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us..I can only imagine you felt like you were on a little mini holiday!!!

9 Jan, 2022

 

Thanks for sharing your visit with us! I'd love to visit it one day!

9 Jan, 2022

 

Thank you for a lovely trip. It is years since I was last there and it has come on so well. Must try and take my self there again in the near future.

9 Jan, 2022

 

Thank you Chris..
How it has changed...my last visit was years and years ago.

10 Jan, 2022

 

I loved your blog Chris and didn't realise it was such bad weather there!
I expect that bridge was just for show as I wouldn't fancy walking across that! Haha!
The Malaysian house was so interesting and realistic.
I loved all the water features especially the huge waterfall.
I am pleased you enjoyed your break away too, despite the weather!
Another 3 days gone in January! Haha! xxx

10 Jan, 2022

 

Thanks for the photos, shame the weather was bad for you because the outside areas are also worth walking around, at least they were the summer I was there.It's years since I was there but it has stuck in my memory.

Did you manage the Lost Gardens of Heligan or was weather just too awful? There used to be a discount for Eden visitors during my visits

10 Jan, 2022

 

Very interesting. I could live in a place like that, warm and wet with plenty of plants :)

10 Jan, 2022

 

Lovely blog Chris … your visit obviously brought back memories for many of us (we went when it was still being built!). I’m intrigued by the purple leafed and bright pink flowers in pics 5 and 6 … any idea what the plant is?

10 Jan, 2022

 

Glad you kept warm and dry. It's years since we visited but I remember being shocked by the entrance fee!

10 Jan, 2022

 

It is many years since I visited the Eden Project, looks as if it has evolved quite a lot. Must go there again in the not too distant future. Thank you for sharing your visit.

10 Jan, 2022

 

I guessed that a number of you would have been there before. The entrance fee IS very high and covers the cost of going back for the next year - but how many visitors would actually be able to make use of that offer? It seems to be an excuse to overcharge!!

Sheila I am not sure what the name of that plant is and I do not remember seeing a label for it either.

Grandad Gar' - The weather was not nice enough for a visit to Heligan, which I actually prefer of the two venues, but we shall go there hopefully in spring or summer.

Hywel your comment really made me smile - I agree with you!!

10 Jan, 2022

 

Like Hywel I could live there as well! 😂

10 Jan, 2022

 

:D

10 Jan, 2022

 

So glad you enjoyed the warmth of the Tropical Biome,Chris,and just the thing in cold horrid weather.I remember that bridge,but I didn't risk it! It's a number of years since were there too,but much nicer to be able to walk around the whole area, in summer.Our visit was included in the tour we were on,so I wasn't really aware of the cost.I can imagine it being very expensive,with it being such a huge area to look after.

Some lovely photo's Chris,so thank you for sharing with us..I might reminisce and look back in my Archive, as I'm sure I didn't delete the ones I posted..all those years ago.I wonder if it has changed much to how it is now..

10 Jan, 2022

 

Thank you Chris - I really enjoyed "being" somewhere lush and warm for a change! Its many years since we wee there - guess its changed quite a lot since then.
We never got to Heligan either but it hasn't dropped off the to do list yet...

10 Jan, 2022

 

I have just seen a message on Sky Arts saying that Landscape Artist of the Yesr is to be shown tomorrow evening … filmed at the Eden Project. Hopefully back in the summer months! 8.00pm on Sky Arts.

11 Jan, 2022

 

Dear Everyone,
So pleased you found it interesting AND it made you feel nice and warm!!!

We have just sorted out the recording of ' Landscape Artist of the Year' - thank you Sheila.

Sandra if you find your blog, please let us know where to find it!

11 Jan, 2022

 

That brought back memories of my visits, only been during the summertime but I loved it, fascinating place, I've been to Heligan twice as well, I'm sure I also have written blogs about them, I'll have a look back, thankyou for sharing W'rose..
Update.... I've had a look and my blogs on both Eden Project and Heligan were written and posted July 2013...

15 Jan, 2022

 

My blogs on both,are still there too,Chris.The Eden project was in 4 parts,as I had taken extra photo's of Dahlia's for a Goy member,Amble Alice? as she used to grow Dahlia's,so it's quite long,if you have the patience to look through them ! This one was written and posted between 10th ,and 16th August,2011.

The Heligan visit is in 2 parts,and posted on 29th ,and 31st May,2012..
Both mine and Sue's may help to pass a winter afternoon on for you.. :o) x

16 Jan, 2022

 

Thanks Sandra … I’ve just looked at both your Heligan blogs which are really lovely 🙂. I’ve never forgotten a great visit with Steve - his favourite bit was the huge woodshed (he was working for a boat builder at the time)!

16 Jan, 2022

 

I'm glad you enjoyed them Sheila,and I remember that Woodshed well..A lovely memory of your visit with Steve too.x I enjoyed looking back ,It seems so long ago .I haven't looked at older blogs for a long time, but I might do now :o)

16 Jan, 2022

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