The project opened in 2001 after years of planning is situated in a disused China Clay quarry. The extensive range of plants, shrubs and trees which come from all over the world have matured and filled out to mirror their natural habitat. The exotic flower pictured high up in the tree was certainly one with which I am not familiar. For the brave near the top of the Tropical Biome is a metal walkway 50 metres from ground level with a viewing platform to survey the Jungle growing below !
The Eden Project is definitely worth making a special trip for since even the expert gardener will learn something new. For the amateur gardener or horticultural student the Eden Project runs regular gardening & horticultural courses.