Six on Saturday | Aubergines

But maybe not as you or I know them. Most of us recognise the aubergine as a plump purple vegetable, but it is actually a fruit like the tomato (and from the same family – solanaceae). During my last visit to the Eden Project I happened to come across a whole bed of distinctive aubergines and…

The Rites of Dionysus

From the first time I saw this back in 2006 I have been somewhat underwhelmed by it. Situated in the Mediterranean biome at the Eden Project, the ‘Rites of Dionysus’ is a sculpture by Tim Shaw, a sculptor from Cornwall who was born in Belfast. The installation draws inspiration from the accounts of the Bacchanal…

Garden View | Recipe for Eden

On Sunday with the coastal fog being a little more than coastal, I decided to head to the Mediterranean and have a quick visit to South Africa and Western Australia too.  No I haven’t discovered Time Travel (oh, how I wish) but instead went to see what the Eden Project was up to in the…

Cornish favourites: The Eden Project

As well as posts written and published on my Travel Words site I also wrote about the Cornish gardens we visited on our trips to the county before we moved, so I am going to reblog those too. This visit to the Eden Project was on a very wet day in April almost five years…

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…

Eden Project | Tropical Biome

If you go down to the Eden Project these days you will find that there have been quite a few changes since it first opened on 17 March 2001, not least being the Treetop Rainforest Canopy Walkway which opened in June 2013. This was extended in 2017 to include a new Weather Maker section where…