Cornish favourites: The Eden Project

As well as posts written and published on my Travel Words site I also wrote about the Cornish gardens we visited on our trips to the county before we moved, so I am going to reblog those too. This visit to the Eden Project was on a very wet day in April almost five years ago, probably a good day to be inside as I recollect it being very cold too. And interestingly a robin featured in this article too!

Industrial Flame Plant

Earth laughs in flowers

The Eden Project in Cornwall is an educational charity and social enterprise, creates gardens, exhibitions, events and experiences and projects that explore how people work together with nature to change things for the better. Two vast biomes housing wild landscapes, crops and stories from the Rainforest and Mediterranean regions act as a backdrop to the outdoor biome and plants from the climate of the UK.

The Rainforest Biome contains the largest rainforest in captivity. Trek through the steamy jungle and get an amazing view from the Lookout, 50m above, discover how rainforests keep us alive and how we can help do the same for them.

The Mediterranean Biome has sights, scents and stories from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Visit wild landscapes and stroll through kitchen gardens – wild vines, age-old olives, cork forests and more.

Be warned though, it is expensive. £23.50 per adult on our recent visit…

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    I must have missed that one, Jude. perhaps I don’t follow that blog? I thought I did, but get easily confused these days…
    Looks like a great place, but £47 for two adults is a big ask, even in this day and age.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      When I was bringing up my four children as a single parent I found days out were totally out of reach for us. A train to York and walking around the city (for free) was about all I could afford. I daresay it is no easier now, unless you are prepared to put it on a credit card. I wasn’t.

  2. restlessjo says:

    I remember it but I’ll go and have a recap. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      No-one commented on that post. I may have done another post apart from the most recent ones.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Yep- you got me! 🙂 🙂

  3. Peter Klopp says:

    It is in all likelihood very expensive to maintain such a place. And what is money when you get to see something worthwhile as the Eden Project!

    1. Heyjude says:

      True, a lot of the money goes towards worthwhile projects, but I still think £71 for a family of four is a lot for a day out.

  4. Anabel Marsh says:

    Before my time – and I gasped at the price!

    1. Heyjude says:

      £27.50 now on the day or £25 advance. An expensive day out.

  5. That first pic looks like a giant honeycomb. Love the colorful flowers and Shamanic art

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are some lovely things inside the tropical biome, it just doesn’t change much from a plants(wo)man’s point of view. And none of the plants are labelled. I’d enjoy it more if they were.

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    £27.50 now, did you get a local’s pass Jude? I was tempted but know I probably wouldn’t go more than once in a year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I did Gilly, cost me £20 so I am determined to go at least four times!

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Good plan, then it will have earned its keep 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          Especially if I combine the trip with a visit to somewhere close by.

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