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Eden Project (Cornwall)
Member Name: Spellbinder4
Eden Project (Cornwall)
Advantages: A little bit interesting
Disadvantages: A little bit interesting
Cornwall can be a long way to go. Unless you live in Cornwall. But I suspect people who live in Cornwall regard it as treachery to travel to the next village - so it could be something of a journey for them too.
Once you're in Cornwall head for the bit that's been most ravaged by man and there you'll find the Eden Project.
Enter the Eden Project: simple isn't it? No it's not.
First park the car; then get on a shuttle bus; get off shuttle bus; wait on the end of a seemingly endless queue that wends and winds through a wasteland for what seems like miles in the blazing sun.
I did indulge in some serious moaning at this point but in fact the queue went down much faster than |I imagined And we were there in what only seemed like hours: ready to give them our money.
In we went - not quite in: another long walk to the big main geodesic dome thingies. We decided to eat first as we were now knackered and starving (possibly part of the whole cunning plan) on their part.
Well, we attempted to eat - we were given disposable/recyclable cutlery which was so insubstantial it was a challenge to stab or cut anything on the plate. Thankfully we had fingers and a swiss army knife.
In the Dome it's rather like a huge garden centre, loads of plants and stuff all over the place, humid, lots of walking uphill and downhill to fully appreciate all the loads of plants and stuff.
One plant smelt like rice - amazing - I'd come 200 miles for that. The missus in raptures over everything, she thought every inch of it was marvellous - all these plants from all over the world she'd never seen growing before. We went outside - more plants, more raptures and wonderment from the missus. More walking uphill.
The gift shop is large and has some very tasty garden accesories and typical giftshop fare, lots of it with some sort of ecological twist to it.
The missus bought armfuls of stuff.
We went home.
Summary: Quite interesting
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