The Eden Project

One of the great things about keeping this blog is that I get to remember things that we did as a family or things that were so important to us as a family but we may forget (or misremember in the case of what happened when we got Swine Flu back in the October of 2009) however, last summer we went on a Family Holiday and took a visit to the Eden Project and I've been a very bad girl and not recorded it.

Which is a shame, because whilst we were visiting back in July 2019 we realised we loved it so much that we wanted to go back and visit again, which we did this past February half term.

The Eden Project, July 2019

I'm sure that there is nothing I can write that hasn't already been written about The Eden Project.

I mean we all know that it is a botanical garden with an aim to demonstrate the importance of plants and to promote the sustainable use of plant resources and I'm sure we all know someone who has been and has said that it's beautiful and a great day out for the family.

It's true though. Walking around the huge site, you learn so much about the importance of plants and sustainable use of plant resources.

The Eden Project is beautiful.

The Eden Project is a great day out for the family.

Flame Pea Kaly Chorizema Cordatum (the red/pink one!)

For me, walking around the site and the Biomes is almost an information overload. Don't get me wrong, it is a lot of fun finding out about different plants and their uses and seeing what works well together and what would work well in our garden. As I'm walking around, taking photographs of the plants that catch my eye I'm imagining what Flyfour and I could turn our garden space into. What plants would do well, what colour schemes work well, what smells good, what looks good, what doesn't need a lot of looking after... what I'm not going to mistake for a weed and pull out by accident!

Talking with those doing the gardening (You know me, I can strike up a conversation with anyone and anywhere!) gives me so much hope that I know what I am doing and will be able to pull off my mammoth garden project.

Then, of course, there is all the information about sustainability.

Flyfour and I have been trying to live sustainably for several years and I'm not saying that we are the best at it as there are tonnes of things that we should be doing that we're not and there are a tonne of things that we should probably stop doing but we are learning and changing and whilst I'm never quite sure that we are making a difference in the world, I know that it is having an influence on my children and they are going to have a bigger impact on the world than I could ever imagine.

The Eden Project, July 2019The Eden Project, February 2020

Flyfour and I have already planned to come back in May and not just for the food (seriously, that's the one thing I hadn't been told about from friends who had visited before me, the food here is amazing) or even to get some more tips for our garden but because at Eden time passes differently and I think that we are all a little in love with the place.