We decided to go to the Eden Project. It was a long drive to St Austell .....but we finally arrived. around 11.00am
The huge white plastic domes that look a little honeycomb like make an impressive display as you walk down the long driveway, past a selection of plants including feijoas.....a South American fruit we love to eat in New Zealand and rarely seen elsewhere.
The Tropical Biome
Many of the plants were not new to us......but I was surprised how many ordinary looking trees are the source of drugs for western medicines. Prostate cancer, high blood pressure......yet these are the trees being shopped down at a huge rate.
The pods get up into the 40's heatwise! We had put our name down to go on to the new walkway not yet officially opened. They explained how it will look when finished....it certainly sounds like a great project and it was nice to look down over the the tree tops.
We then moved into the Mediterranean pod which was not as well cared for and a little disappointing tho’ it had some lovely metal sculpture, grape vines, wild flowers and many vegetables. A story teller was entertaining the children with songs and stories.
Rather than the long walk back to the car, we took the little train which linked with a bus to our carpark....Lime 2......other sections were bananas, lemons etc A novel name system.