Extreme Gardening at the Eden Project
If you’ve ever visited the Eden project and felt that naughty schoolchild pull to get in amongst the trees and touch things, (it can’t just be me, surely,) now is your chance.
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Gardening enthusiasts, Freaky plant lovers, Explorers
Bodelva Par, St Austell, Cornwall
Eden are giving the outside world the chance to get hands on and behind the scenes in a private tour entitled Become an Eden Gardener for a Day. You can spend the day alongside Eden’s world-renowned horticultural team, picking up tips and tricks whilst getting up close and personal with the plant collection, both inside and outside the biomes. What a treat!
There’s even more on offer here, besides going home with a certificate, and a special gift, (oh I do love a little mystery prize, don’t you?) refreshments and lunch in the Eden Bakery are provided, and there is aerial adventure to be had. England’s longest and fastest zipwire has re-opened, allowing visitors to fly almost 700 metres over the site’s incredible plant displays at the speed of light. Well, I’d imagine that reaching up to 60mph feels somewhat like it.
The Tropical biome, my personal favourite, also sees the introduction of an aerial walkway that gets you right up into the steamy canopy of the rainforest to experience it on a whole new level. The ongoing project is set to include snaking paths through caves set in the sheer cliff face and aims to teach people about the importance of the rainforest and what we can do to save it.
If the thought of all the sky high activity makes you a little weak at the knees, do not fret, you can watch others have a go from amongst the lavender in the outdoor summer flower extravaganza, marvel at the gorgeous sunflower display in the Mediterranean biome, and visit the banana and rubber plant exhibit in the Tropical biome.
An action-and-flower-packed day costs £99 for one, or £175 for two people, and is open to gardeners of any ability over the age of 18.