We've been meaning to visit the Eden Project whilst on our Cornish adventures for years now, but have never quite got there. This year, thanks to Superbreak, we finally made it and I'm so glad we did.
It drizzled a little here and there, but it made no difference at all. Especially once we meandered through the beautiful displays of plants, flowers and art into the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. We strolled round the Mediterranean Biome first, taking in the sights, sounds and smells; Josephine 'ooohhing' and 'aaahhhing' over the pretty flowers. The winding pathways ensured you were always moving, always seeing something new. We were lucky enough to find a few wooden stumps where we could sit and enjoy our little picnic while listening to the water trickle into a nearby pond. Josephine adored eating her sandwiches there, looking this way and that at all there was to see.
Next we entered the Rainforest Biome, and it really felt like we were transported right into the heart of some tropical jungle. The heat and humidity hit us instantly, while the giant butterflies swooped round our heads. We followed the paths up into the canopies of the trees, stopping to read genuinely interesting facts about rainforest life. The heat soon got too much for our sleepy explorer and she fell asleep in my arms.
As Josephine snoozed, Ben and I carried on wandering through the gardens outside. The rows of lavender were beautiful. As was the hillside covered in striking sunflowers. But my favourite was the wild flower meadow (the last picture). I want our entire garden to look like that please.
It was a great day, and I would definitely recommend it as a place to visit if you're ever in the depths of Cornwall. The message really resonated with Ben and I and (if you're anything like me, this is an important factor) the shop at the end was awesome :)