My visit to The Eden Project in Cornwall - MissLJBeauty

My visit to The Eden Project in Cornwall

 Last month I had the pleasure of being invited to Eden Project. My husband is from the south of England and holiday with family in Cornwall as a child. He has always talked about the Eden project and how wonderful it is. It has been on my wish list for a very long time. 

We were finally able to reunite with our family in Devon and Cornwall last month. As you all know I am from the highlands and due to the restriction I have not been able to travel south for quite some time. 

I am blessed to have my Inlaws in Devon and my husbands Aunt and uncle in Cornwall. I am so lucky to have married into such a wonderful family.  I was delighted to be able to make the journey to finally go and visit My family and make the trip to the Eden project. 

I have been travelling to devon and Cornwall frequently for a number of years and I am head over heels in love with both counties. But if you were to twist my arm I have to say I am more in love with Cornwall. I find Cornwall more like the highlands than Devon due to its little country roads and smaller villages and rugged coastline. Dont get me wrong I do love Devon too. 

You might not know this about me but I have a huge thrust for knowledge and I love to learn. I think this stems from being dyslexic and always striving to learn and do more. The Eden project has always fascinated me. 

This visit was a gifted visit for myself and my family. I would like to thank the Eden project again for arranging this for us.

What is Eden protect? 
We are an educational charity and social enterprise. Our global mission is to create a movement that builds relationships between people and the natural world to demonstrate the power of working together for the benefit of all living things.

Twenty years ago, a group of us transformed a china clay pit in Cornwall into a living theatre of plants and people. This visitor destination, cultural venue and global garden showcases our dependence on plants and demonstrates technological ingenuity and the regeneration of landscapes and livelihoods. It was our first ‘shop window’ for the future we want to make.

Today we are a growing movement, working on and developing projects locally, nationally and internationally. Our work is underpinned by the understanding that we need to live with the grain of nature and that everything is interconnected. What we do to the Earth we do to ourselves – let’s treasure and support a world we want to live in. Join us

The Eden Project is £32.50 per adult and £10 per child, The Under 5's and carers go free. This price is for an annual pass to the Eden project for one year. Pre-booking is essential this year and there are social distancing measures in place. There are lots of sanitisers available though out the whole of the Eden project. 

As you arrive via car there are lots of car parks. I think this is when I realised just how large the Eden project really is. I had it in my head this was a very small place boy was I wrong. 

There is a queuing system to collect your tickets and plenty of toilets at the entrance. There is also a lovely looking cafe as you check-in. Once you have checked in you enter into Eden. This is when I really understand the name of this place it was like nothing I have ever seen before. Yes, I have seen photos and videos online but the real majesty of this place was breathtaking.  

There is a lovely walk down to the famous Eden Domes. Here you discover many stunning and exotic plants along with stunning art features. There are over 30 acres of gardens here at the Eden Project. 

Things to do 
There are so many things to do at the Eden project. There is, of course, the famous Biomes and gardens but there are also awesome places to eat drink and shop. If you have children there is an awesome outdoor play area where they can spend time letting off steam running around. 

Inside the Biomes. 
I was at first completely taken aback by the sheer size of these structures. These Biomes are massive. Yes, they look like something from science fiction. The first Biome I entered was the rainforest. This is the biggest rainforest in captivity in the world and it is here in Cornwall. As soon as you enter you can feel the humanity and feel the heat. You are surrounded by a real-life rainforest with all the plants you would expect and much more. This is a feast for all of your senses you not only see hear and smell the rainforest you feel fully immersed in this amazing environment. 

I was not expecting to see bananas growing in Cornwall that is for sure. The biomes are not only amazing to look at but they are full of interesting and thought-provoking information about our planet and its environment. 
I could have spent all day looking around in the Biomes they were both so fascinating. The rainforest was so realistic. You walk around a rainforest full of lush plants. Every footstep you make you are seeing new plants. There are stunning waterfalls and water features statues and art.  There is a rope bridge in the middle of the biome for you to walk over. This really is an amazing experience. 

If I was to play favriote with the biome I would have to say I felt more at home in the Mediterranian biome. This is most likely because the day we visited the rainforest was very hot. As it was a very hot July day. If they never-ending array of stunning plants and art in the Mediterranean. Then let me tell you one thing that might swing the Mediterranean biome for you. It has a gin bar. There I said it it has a stunning gin bar in the middle of it. Yes, this is a huge must-go-to bar. I mean where else in Cornwall can you have a gin in a biome? 

The Mediterranean biome has the most wonderful smells. I know that is a strange comment but there is a plant just as you walk up the hilled area in this biome that smells so lovely. I did try to find out what it was but I couldn't. It smelt like heaven. 

The outdoor garden. 
There are stunning outdoor gardens where you can take a walk and be surrounded by interesting plants and artwork. There is a lovely Japanese garden you need to go and take a look at. I could spend the day walking around the outside of the Eden project and not even enter the biomes. I mean I am not sure why I would as they are amazing but you wouldn't be disappointed in just the outdoor gardens is what I mean.

Food and drink
So I have covered the Gin bar already but you will not go hungry at the Eden project there are plenty of places to eat. From stone-baked pizza to sourdough melts to local ice cream there is something for everyone. All dietary requirements are met at the Eden Project. 

What did I think? 
If you were to ask me if I would recommend a trip to the Eden project I would have to say Hell yes. If you are looking to learn a bit more about our environment this is for you. If you are looking to just have a lovely day out looking at amazing plants and nature then this is for you. If you are an art lover, this is for you. If you are looking to entertain the children then again, this is for you. I will definitely be attending the Eden project again. I think this is one of those places you can visit time and time again and learn something new or see something new. I would not hesitate in recommending a visit to the Eden project. 

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