Eden Project | Mediterranean Biome

The Mediterranean Biome is the second largest on the site. Here you will find much cooler temperatures, 9 – 25°C (in fact after visiting the tropical biome it can feel quite chilly in here) and contains many plants from the temperate landscapes of the Mediterranean, South Africa, California and Western Australia.

The Western Australia exhibit is new and features the iconic grass tree (Xanthorrhoea spp.), kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos manglesii) and the scarlet banksia species (Banksia coccinea) and Everlastings (Rhodanthe ssp. and others).  It has been created in collaboration with Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Western Australia

The Mediterranean landscape is complete with olives, vines and herbs and citrus groves and a perfume garden. Best seen in spring when the beds are full of colour – Persian buttercups, tulips and other flowers.

The Western Cape features fynbos, proteas, restios and aloes as well as daisy flowers and bulbs and pelargoniums. The best time to visit is during July – September to see these in flower.

I was here in December to see the Sound and Light Show in the Mediterranean Biome and was a little disappointed by the planting, plus it was quite cool. However, I purchased a Local’s Pass, so I shall make an effort to visit in the different seasons next year so I can see when it is the best time to visit.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    Nice splashes of colour on a dull day, Jude. Thick fog here!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      We had the fog yesterday. Still a dull sky though, I am hoping the sun will break through…

  2. restlessjo says:

    It all looks rather lovely. When will I ever get there? X

    1. Heyjude says:

      Dunno. Your call. 😀

  3. Sue says:

    I keep telling myself I should find a way of getting to the Eden Project…..

  4. Su Leslie says:

    It’s very grey here today too Jude (more like the Xmas weather we’re used to), so I’m loving all the colour in your post too. 🙂

  5. The WA section sounds interesting. Some plant species which I’ve never heard of. Guessing a Light and Sound show must have been quite amazing in that setting.
    Season’s greetings to you and yours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      The show was very good, except that I was standing for most of an hour, and having to drive home in the dark and rain which I am not keen on. Some lovely singers. Enjoy the festive season Liz, I wish I was in the southern hemisphere, it is very foggy and dull here.

  6. pommepal says:

    A place to savour during the seasons a season pass is a very good idea. A place I would like to visit too

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes. I shall try and visit several times over the year – spring should be good, they usually have a great tulip display and I haven’t been during the summer so that will be interesting. The rainforest biome doesn’t change much of course.

      1. pommepal says:

        No 4 seasons in the rain forest

        1. Heyjude says:

          Nice if it is a chilly day 🙂

  7. Elizabeth says:

    A nice contrast to our ice covered street.

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