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Eden Project visit

Ams

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I will be visiting The Eden Project this weekend and staying in central Plymouth, any recommendations for the evenings entertainment? The only event listed on Councils Events site is ‘Carlo Curley’s Organ Extravaganza ;-(

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oh lucky you Ams, hope you have a great weekend. Jacque was there a few weeks ago so she is probably the best person to help you

16 Jul, 2008

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Ams
 

Thanks Irish.

16 Jul, 2008

 

Have a lovely time, I do not know anything about Plymouth, so sorry.

16 Jul, 2008

 

Please post some pics of Eden, not carlo's extravagant curly organ, or whatever it is! I've just stopped crying with laughter. many thanks, Ams! :-)

16 Jul, 2008

 

Chortle, chortle. You will DEFINITELY have to go to see the Curly person with his extravagant organ (that all sounds extremely RUDE). P.S. Did I get all that wrong????

16 Jul, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

JPML

16 Jul, 2008

 

I deeply apoligise, Ams, but must add this to your blog. Having Googled (not goggled) Carlo Curly's Organ Extravaganza (Phew, I got it right!), I now realise that he is one of the world's foremost classical organists, and has played the White House as well as innumerable churches and cathedrals world-wide. I actually think it would be memorable to attend one of his recitals (I was also relieved to see that this blog has not, as yet, been picked up by Google). Have a great weekend, Ams!

16 Jul, 2008

 

OMG youl love Eden Ams :) So much2see 4 every1s taste ,i went with my Fella & he`s not a gardener but really enjoyed it, Have a Fab Time hope weathers good But If Not Ul be ok&still enjoy it ;)

16 Jul, 2008

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Thanks all.....I just know I will have to go and see Carlo's Curly organ out of curiosity now. Should be an eclectic mix of classical aficionados and pervs.

17 Jul, 2008

 

Oh Ams - thanks for the laugh - I needed that! PLEASE go - we have to know whether it's for real as per google, don't we! I'm still giggling.

17 Jul, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

OH, yes! And don't forget to take a picture of Carlo's Extravagantly Curley Organ! x-D

18 Jul, 2008

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Ams
 

Dear GOY members, sorry but I did not go to see Carlo Curly, nobody would come with me (strange). I feared the reaction I would receive if I asked locals for directions.

21 Jul, 2008

 

Never mind, Ams, how was the Eden Project, however? Hope you had a fab time!

21 Jul, 2008

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I was a little disappointed with Eden to be honest. The Tropical Biome had no tropical flowers or fruits although there were some fantastic trees eg vanilla, almond, mango & cashew, they must have a problem with pollination, the Outdoor Biome had all familiar flowers but the quality of stock was very poor, just seemed to be a shallow experience. The educational aspect had shortfalls too, thousands of people eating there every day but no bio degradable waste bins for composting, my banana skin ended up with the burger and chips waste! I like Plymouth very much, the sea water was so clear I could a school of fish at 10 ft deep. I cannot recommend for a special trip.

22 Jul, 2008

 

What a shame u didnt enjoy the Eden Project Ams :( O well every1has their own taste as i loved it :D P.S did uknow they collect all their rain water&use it 4 the Toilets ect ?

22 Jul, 2008

 

Aw Ams what a shame you didnt enjoy your trip to Eden Project.
i am suprise to hear that they dont use bio degradable waste bins there.
and as for Carlo Curly im so disappointed you didnt get to see him lol

22 Jul, 2008

 

Oh, what a shame, Ams, but you have made a really good point about waste disposal. Have you written to them about this?

23 Jul, 2008

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Ams
 

Sorry...I did not mean to sound so negative as I came across, maybe I went with unrealistic expectations and let myself down. I went to Singapore 2 years ago and it was like paradise, you cannot beat the real McCoy ;-)

23 Jul, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Hi Ams - I know what you mean about Eden - personally I felt a bit harrassed walking around - not a restful experience as so many people and also I think it aims to be more educational than pretty - personally I was pretty, and not to be educated!!!!

Please can I recommend the WELSH BOTANIC GARDEN OF WALES - had an absolutely fab day out there - gorgeous gardens, bio-dome thingy, plus lots of 'natural' things inc bee hives. It just doesn't get the hype that the Eden Project gets adn it's such a shame. Well worth a visit.

23 Jul, 2008

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Ams
 

Thank you Sid, I will keep the Welsh Botanic Garden in my 'must see' diary for the future. Likewise can I recommend the Cambridge University Botanical Garden, I have written a brief on the Visit Gardens page on GOY. I receive so much pleasure from our GOY members gardens and micro world I think I am slowly developing a Zen like wisdom so fighting all the hyperbole in life.

24 Jul, 2008

 

What a shame - I had thought about going to the Eden Project, but if it's not really worth the long journey, I shall think again. Also VERY disappointed that no pictures have appeared of Curly whatsit and his organ. It conjured up such amazing thought in my imagination....:-(

24 Jul, 2008

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Spritzhenry, please don't let my comments put you off, just bear in mind it is not a centre of excellence or venture to save the planet. You will see some interesting species especially food plants. I will pursue Carlo, I feel emotionally attached to him now ;-)
A Curley concert is a celebration of the organ. EVENING STANDARD, LONDON - www.carlo.com/

24 Jul, 2008

 

I think I'll stick to the Floral Halls in Dunfermline's Pittencrieff Park, where there are loads of different plants and flowers, even bananas on the trees - and it's all free!

25 Jul, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Ams - I have visited the Cambridge University Botanical Garden - a good few years ago. I loved exploring all the glasshouses. I also particularly like their winter garden - lots of really nice trees like birches, witch hazel, etc, winter flowering heathers, Eranthus hymalis (winter aconite), snow drops, etc etc. IF anyone wants inspiration for winter interest, that garden is just the ticket!!!

26 Jul, 2008

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