Incase you didn’t know, I’m always a little ambitious whenever we go away on trips. Eden Project is roughly 3 hours from Weymouth, but of course we decided to do that journey in one day while we were down there since it’s always been a place I’ve wanted to visit. I thought it would be best to split it into two posts: the rainforest biome and the mediterranean biome since I took way too many photos to put into the one post.
“Eden Project is a charity that explores how people can work together and with nature to change things for the better. Their first project was to make a 35-acre global garden in a 50 metre deep crater that was once a china clay pit to demonstrate regeneration and the art of the possible.”
It features two indoor biomes – the rainforest biome housing plants from all over the tropics, and a mediterranean biome. There’s also what they call an ‘outdoor biome’ which has a whole load of things that tell a different story, from the first ever plants on earth and how they developed, to crops that feed the world, to weeeman; a giant ‘man’ made from all the electrical and electronic equipment an average person throws away in their lifetime.
The rainforest biome is heated to at least 25C all year round (though sometimes in the summer it can reach up to 40C) with 90% humidity. It was amazing walking in to the hot humid air, though that only lasted a while before it got way too hot and humid for us (especially the higher you got), but we carried on through it. It was amazing to see the different plants and fruits growing that we wouldn’t usually get to see here in the UK, like bananas, papayas and cocoa, and learn about the explorers though my favourite bit was the canopy walkway where you could see the majority of the biome from above the trees. Oh and they also had a waterfall running through there too (but of course, I forgot to get any photos of it haha).
I’ll have my next post up about the mediterranean biome in a couple days! Have you visited the Eden Project before? I’d love to know what you thought about it!