Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Cornwall's Eden Project With The world's Largest Indoor Rainforest - Plus Much More

Biomes at the Eden Project, Cornwall

Today we are at Cornwall's Eden Project on a damp November day - but still some colour to be found, especially in the huge biomes.

We started at the Rainforest Biome which is the world's largest indoor rainforest.

Inside the Rain Forest biome at the Eden Project, Cornwall

Being winter the rainforest isn't quite as hot inside as usual - but is still a comfortable, warm temperature.

Flowers in the Rainforest Biome, Eden Project, Cornwall

Colourful plants linger on.

Flowers in the Rainforest Biome, Eden Project, Cornwall

And below a few of the Rainforest residents.

Birds living in the Rainforest Biome, Eden Project, Cornwall

A waterfall cuts a way from the very top of the Rainforest Biome.

Waterfall in the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project, Cornwall

Once up high in the biome there is a canopy walkway (rope bridge) where you can walk among the treetops. 

The rope bridge amongst the tree tops at the Eden Project, Cornwall

But everything isn't up high. Below are small fungi growing on the base of an old tree.

Funghi in the Rainforest Biome, Eden Project, Cornwall

A few flowers trying to hide away at ground level.


Now a few pics around the Eden Project's Mediterranean Biome. It can be surprising what's inside. I'll leave you to work out what the photo below is all about!

Inside the Mediterranean Biome, Eden Project, Cornwall

I know I said we are now in the Mediterranean Biome but there are also plants and flowers from other parts of the world - like the Australian Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea), for example, in the photo below. 

This is treasured by Aborigine people as it provides Bush Tucker high protein snacks known as witchetty grubs - often seen and mentioned on the UK television series I'm a celebrity get me out of here.

Once the Grass Tree has died the grubs are harvested as a food source.

Grass Tree, Xanthorrhoea, seen at Mediterranean Biome, Eden Project, Cornwall

And now a temporary display in the Mediterranean Biome from - Africa! This is the CAMFED Garden.

The 'campaign for female education' believes that when girls are educated they can lift communities out of poverty.

It supports girls in rural Africa, enabling them to stay in education, develop businesses, create jobs and deliver prosperity.

CAMFED's aim is to support another 1,000 women led agricultural businesses across rural Africa within one year.

African CAMFED display at Eden Project, Cornwall

And moving on, a blackbird playing peek-a-boo inside the Mediterranean Biome.

A blackbird in the Meditarranean Biome at Eden Project, Cornwall

Outside now with a close up of how the Biomes are designed.

Close up of the Biomes at the Eden Project, Cornwall

And to finish off the post - a very large butterfly.

A large metal butterfly at the Eden Project, Cornwall

See also:
(1) A Flavour Of Cornwall's Eden Project: 15 Photos
(2) More Flavour of Cornwall's Eden Project - 14 Photos  

2 comments:

  1. A wonderful place to visit at any time of the year but especially on a cold Autumn day. Great photo's as always, the tropical flowers are really impressive & I like the little white fungi too. Lovely post Mike.

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    1. Hello David, thank you. One of the places, along with the Lost Gardens of Heligan, we often visit. We have an annual pass for them both so pop in no matter what the weather or season.

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