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Eden after the flood


By pamd


Hi, we thought we would take a walk over to the Eden Project at the weekend to renew our annual tickets. The site has been closed for a week due to the flooding it received, causing a million pounds worth of damage.

This first photo is of the restaurant area in the link, between the two biomes. If you go onto the Eden website you can see the flood happening on the cctv cameras.

We are on the balcony looking down, it used to be the restaurant, pasty shop & pizza place. Looks dismal dosen’t it, so now for some more cheery pics. in the mediteranean biome.

Bougainvillea over the wrought iron gate.

Lovely Italian Pots.

Rhododendron – Vireya.

Same plant, better photo.

Outside the winter veg is still looking good, as is Adam.

Back to a few more pics in the biome.

Cotton bushes.

Sparrmannia – African Hemp.

A Pelargonium.

Retama monosperma – white broom.

The grandchildren had a good time.

They were quite fascinated by these large tomotoes still on their vines.

And we all felt sorry for this poor tatty little robin.

Sunset through the biome.

Someone is feeling tired!

The sun is dipping now.
Hope you enjoy this trip around Eden on a cold winter day.

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lovely nice to see something besides snow lol!!! (even though i just posted some photos of snow myself)

1 Dec, 2010


Oh, I did love Eden when we visited 2 years ago. Thanks for showing these pics...good to see they are getting the damage cleared up..what a nightmare that was for them.

1 Dec, 2010


We will get there one day,Pam.Such a shame about the flooding,it must be heartbreaking for them.You have 3 lovely Grandchildren there..all blondes as well..I love that colour hair..glad they enjoyed it too.:o)

1 Dec, 2010


I watched the video footage Pam, a foot of water in twenty minutes! How very frightening. It's many years since our visit there, which we loved, and I'm pleased to see all those wonderful veg. growing so well. Love the cotton too. Smashing grandchildren, I bet they loved the project.

1 Dec, 2010


One day - one day! We keep saying we'll go, but haven't as yet. Thanks for the photos!

1 Dec, 2010


Most everything seems to be thriving despite the flooding. I have not visited Eden yet (one day). It appears there was no snow in that area then?

Nice to have a day out with the grandchildren. Bet they slept well after that outing and fresh air.

2 Dec, 2010


We loved it when we visited about 4 years ago. I didn't know about the flood, I will get it up online. Such a shame. The Pelargonium looks like beautiful butterflies.
Lovely place to take the grandchildren. It's a pitty it's so far away from us.

2 Dec, 2010


Let's hope that Eden get the damage sorted soon..
I enjoyed looking at your photos. Thanks :o)

2 Dec, 2010


I love Eden, been there a few times now and will go back one day [when I retire no doubt].

2 Dec, 2010


Besides the Eden's own website another alternative site is has an awful lot of information on it, inc. accommodation. (Mine as well)

2 Dec, 2010


Thanks for the extra links ;o)

2 Dec, 2010


Seven weeks ago we were sitting in that cafe having lunch! sad to see the mess. The Bougainvillea and Gossypium pics are a pleasant reminder of a nice day.

4 Dec, 2010

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