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The Eden Project 


The Eden Project in lower Cornwall, Britain is a recent realization  (late 1990s) of Tim Smit, now one of the top tourist attractions in Britain.  Under the largest greenhouse structures in the world, located in a reclaimed clay pit mine, is a conservation and educational resource of several key regions of the tropics and temperate world.  Get the full picture at their website (www.edenproject.com/) complete with virtual tours and webcams.  While a related project Heligan looks to the past, this project looks to our future.  These photos were taken late April 2004.

the domes

massed flowers, bulbs in sweeps

tulips, fritillaries, rescued (from illegal trade) tree ferns on hillside

giant bee (pollinator garden)

waterfall in tropical dome

tropics

south pacific hut, showing life and crops

inside temperate dome, Mediterranean

South African vegetation (Little Karoo)

temperate crops

willow weaving structures for children



 
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