Wednesday, 26 June 2013

When in Cornwall #2... Eden Project

If you saw my post on when we went to Cornwall, you will have noticed that I said we went to the Eden Project and that I was doing a seperate post on it. Well... Here it is.

If you haven't heard of the Eden Project, here is a brief summary of what it is all about: 

"The Eden Project does much more than offer a memorable day out in Cornwall. Eden is also a charity and social enterprise"
As well as creating stunning gardens and laying on fantastic arts and music events, much of our energy goes into:
  • running transformational social and environmental projects on our doorstep and around the world
  • creating unforgettable learning experiences for students
  • doing valuable research into plants and conservation
  • making sure we run our operations in the greenest possible way.
You may have seen pictures of the two huge domes and that's what the Eden Project is. They have created 2 Biomes that house different climates to give you a taste of what it would be like in those climates. The rainforest one is so humid and hot that you can't stay in there for long and because it was a hot day anyway, they actually had to shut part of it off as it was too hot for people to go there. 

There are gardens you walk round with thousands of types of plant and flower all with their own meaning and purpose on the planet. 










































 It was such a good day and we would definitely go again. The good thing is that once you pay, you can choose to gift your ticket money to the charity and get free entry for a whole year, so obviously... We did just that! 

I'd honestly recommend anyone that is in Cornwall to visit the Eden Project. It is such a good experience, even if you're not a massive nature lover! 

Have you been to the Eden Project before?