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 
For anyone enquiring about my computer - it is working but it is going to take me a long time to get back to where it was
If you are someone who used my E-mail address then please would you E-mail me so that I have your address again


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so awesome and looks like great fun!

Bernideen said...

I have never been to a rain forest anything and this is very interesting. Glad you were able to go!

Lorrie said...

I've read about the Eden Project. How great to visit it in person.

Linda P said...

I've always wanted to visit the Eden Project ever since it was devised, although a holiday in Cornwall might never happen unless we make the effort. I'm sure it's very interesting now that the plants have matured. We have had our own 'jungle' (overgrown Italian garden and land to contend with recently - thankfully now in a better shape)!
Sorry to hear about the computing problems. I've had mine recently and glad that our son has been working on
my laptop which needed a complete overhaul. I decided not to take it to PC World to look at and very grateful that I had a relative and friends who could help me with the mysteries of computer programmes. I had saved everything on a separate hard drive, but I'm still very slow with photo editing for Blogger with my borrowed laptop.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is quite a project. Our Zoo here has a rain forest building but nothing quite on that scale. However I do know what you mean the heat and humidity. We went once in the middle of winter and it was a welcome reprieve. Hope you have your computer all restored soon.

Needled Mom said...

Those Biomes bubbles are HUGE! The rainforest looks great, but they are really humid inside.

nikkipolani said...

I'm sorry to hear about the computer woes!

What an interesting project this is with these enormous biomes! I must say, though, that humidity is not my favorite. The plants seem to thrive in it, though.