Deciding to go to theÂ EdenÂ project, a giant greenhouse, on one of the hottest days of the year, was probably one of the daftest decisions I have ever made. Breath-takingly beautiful at every turn with incredible architecture, our trip was dominated by the overwhelming heat.
There are two biomes, connected by a vast cafÃ© and dining room, serving freshly made utterly delicious food. One biome is tropical, showcasing plants and housing structures from various tropical regions across the world. The other, smaller biome isÂ MediterraneanÂ themed with plants from the region interspersed with small tastes of Mediterranean style architecture and a cafÃ© serving regional food.
The biomes are impressive and the variety of plants across the entire site is amazing â€“ we really enjoyed our walk in the grounds admiring the wildflower meadows. However, given the lack of interpretation around the site both regarding its history and about the plants, it doesnâ€™t feel like great value for money given the incredibly steep entry fee. In their defence they did try really hard to sell us a book that would have told us all we could have wished to know, but having just stumped up Â£23 per person there was no chance we were shelling out another Â£6!