While we were staying in Devon we took a trip to the Eden Project. My OH had bought me a given me a membership of being a Friend of Eden as part of my birthday present.
We last visited it eleven years ago when it first opened, I don't know why it is has taken us so long before making a return visit.
I find it amazing that a group of people can have the dream and the vision of creating such a place and then be able to turn it into reality for others to enjoy and learn new things.
These are cocoa beans - I do love my chocolate!
You can even view it from on high,my OH doesn't like heights so didn't join me for this bit which was probably just as well as the steps were slightly swinging as I came back down!
The view from the top was amazing looking down at all the plants and trees it was a long way up!
I loved these plants that come from South Africa.
Sorry the background is out of focus but I love those tulips!
The outside planting areas were fantastic too.
Back in November last year we went to a talk at Bridport Literacy Festival given by Tim Smit who was involved in setting up Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project. He was an amazing speaker and we all came out thinking we could change the world to a better place. If you ever get the chance to see him speak do take it.
What I didn't realise until I heard him speak was that Eden is so much more than just the conservation and education of plants. They are involved in so many other social and environmental projects both in this country and aboard. For further information you can look on the Eden link.
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Hopefully it won't be some many years before we visit Eden again.Sorry it's such a long post I got a bit carried away!