I have wanted to visit Eden for many since it was built but have never got down to that part of the country until now. Cornwall is a long was to go for us it took nearly 6 hours to get down there but was well worth the drive I should point out that we went for the weekend and not a day trip. As we pulled into the entrance the sun was shining although the wind was a bit chilly. Parked the car jumped on the bendy bus that takes you to the entrance there is still a bit of a walk from where you are dropped off but it is all under cover. I managed to pick up a discount voucher from the holiday park where we stayed giving us 15% off the entrance price bonus. There is a viewing platform as you enter the garden that gives you a full view of the Biomes they are very impressive and sit well in there surroundings following the shape of the surrounding land. Knowing that it was only gong to get hotter during the day we headed straight to the tropical biome. It is like stepping into another country as you enter the biome it's only when you get the occasional clips of the roof that you remember that you are in a great big greenhouse.
It's also bigger than you think inside we where walking around for nearly an hour there are lots of really great plants to look at. Every thing from Bananas to coffee trees as it was Easter there was lots of chocolate displays to keep the children happy. Coco trees and some very helpful staff on hand to answer all your chocolate related questions the only person who was missing was Willy Wonker him self. after a trip round the tropics we decided to go on to the Mediterranean lucky it was only next door and no plane ride needed. I will say that as soon as you walk into the Mediterranean biome you are hit with the lovely small of the cooking coming from the restaurant inside the biome. It's a shame we had just had lunch as the food looked great it was just like being in the Mediterranean.
There was a great collection of citrus giving off some wonderful scent in the middle of the biome this is where we sat for a while. Listening to the story teller telling the tale of a button and the kings Tylor which the girls enjoyed listening too. There was so much around the garden for children to do especially in the stage area there was a egg hunt, egg shy, hook an egg etc. as well as face painting so we ended up taking home a tiger as well. It was an all round excellent day out for the family that I would recommend to anyone who is visiting that part of the country.
for full detail visit there website :- www.edenproject.com