Eden Project September 2011

October 6, 2011


We've not been to the Eden Project, near St Austell in Cornwall, since last year, so when we had the opportunity this week we of course jumped at it !

If you've never been before then all I can say is, if you're into gardening you need to ! ( just don't go in peak season ).

The last week in September provided great weather, and whilst a lot of the summer flowers were going over, a lot of plants were still looking great, especially the vegetables.  The main picture we've picked shows just how good looking a veg plot can be.

Inside, the biomes were as good as ever, year on year the plants are becoming more established and there is a true jungle feel about the place.

They've changed the way that they serve food in the main cafe, since the floods earlier in the year.  It's a serve yourself, and "honesty" pay scheme – which we both thought was open to abuse, but according to inside sources revenue is not down from previous years.  The day we went there was a baking demonstration, which was absolutely amazing.

One “interesting” plant inside the tropical biome was a Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum)  the largest flower in the world, however when we got there the flowering was all over, but there was a very large stem with the red fruit on. Given that the smell when in flower resembles that of rotting flesh, it’s maybe a good thing the flowering was over.

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