Eden in spring
There is really no beating a walk down in and around the Eden Project on a spring day, the air is still slightly cold, but in those snap shots of sunshine it is warm and sitting amoungst the daffodils with the sun on your back is the first sign that spring has sprung.
The views from all angles of the large domes is impressive, you can see the scale of the growth inside and you can also see the very clearly how it works as a massive green house! The smell as soon as you go inside the domes is incredible, the heat also hits you and it a pleasant surprise on a chilled nose and cheeks.
Eden have cleverly incorporated sculptures depicting recyclable materials and different cultures throughout the gardens, so there is plenty to look at and learn.
Eden is full of other smaller quainter sections too, one of which is this stairway of flowerbeds, flowering at all times of year with various species and a fun place for kids to run about or to sit and enjoy the views over the Eden sessions stage below. The Eden Project put on live music from many well known bands and artists, right in the heart of the quarry. They sell out fast, but are definitely worth going to. In the winter around Christmas this arena also transforms into an ice skating rink, please book before your visit (the link can be found on their website, www.edenproject.co.uk).
Information boards and interesting facts as well as things for kids to do are everywhere. The shop is stocked with a glorious selection of eco friendly gifts and toys, a lot made from recycled materials. There is also a large section of plants. The cafe is quirky and surrounded by plants, they sell a variety of hot and cold food, snacks and sandwiches and it can be found in the entrance tunnel, there is also a smaller cafe in between the two domes.
Found near St Austell, The Eden Project is easily accessible from the south coast road or the A30, the postcode is: PL24 2SG.