Yesterday world leaders and British royals, including Queen Elizabeth II(we love Queen’s floral dress and of course her quick wit as usual), gathered at the Eden Project in Cornwall for the G7 summit’s inaugural dinner on Friday night. Such a lush garden immediately caught my attention. I wouldn’t mind wandering in this beautiful garden all day long. So I did a little bit research to find more about the garden and here some interesting facts about it.
The Eden Project is a major British visitor attraction and an environmental wonderland featuring special biomes that simulate different environments and climates, such as a rainforest, or the Mediterranean coast. The biodiversity landmark was created from a reclaimed china clay pit, also known as kaolin. It’s used in making fine bone china . China clay mines are on the surface and are landscape changing. The Eden Project fills 35 acres of abandoned china clay pits near St. Austell in South Cornwall.It is Cornwall’s top tourist attraction. We are always fascinated by those traditional country house English gardens. But The Eden Project is rather a contemporary garden and often dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world”.
The Eden Project’s enormous “biomes” are biospheres for different climate regions – Rainforest and Mediterranean – filled with all kinds of plants, insects and even some birds native to the regions; the tropical rainforest is the largest “in captivity.” There are also outdoor gardens with floral displays, tea, hops and exotic vegetable allotments; giant sculptures (indoor and out) and a range of activities, performances and things going on all the time.
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