Spring gardens and Biomes at the Eden Project

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2 March — 3 April 2009

Visit the gardens and Biomes of the Eden Project this Spring for over 1 million types of plants and flowers

Spring gardens and Biomes at the Eden Project

Visit the gardens and Biomes of the Eden Project this Spring for over 1 million types of plants and flowers

Don't MissWe're famous for our giant greenhouses so it may come as a surprise to visitors how stunning our Spring gardens are from March to April. Especially when you consider that over 10 years ago the garden was a barren landscape 15 metres below the water table with no level ground, no soil and no plants.

Eden is stunning at any time of the year and in Spring it's blooming gorgeous, offering everything to the Spring garden visitor. Besides the horticultural highlights listed below there are many wonderful themed exhibits in our gardens and and on this page we take you on a mini-tour.
In the gardens...

The bulk of Eden's outdoor daffodil crop will burst into colour, complemented by a selection of crocuses and spring flowering shrubs. Also flowering early in the season will be a ribbon of thousands of grape hyacinths tracing a blue path through the grass on the roof of the Link building between the Biomes.

Daffodils, which will dominate the displays in March, have a long tradition of being grown and bred in Cornwall with varieties such as Tete-a-tete, Carlton, Rosemoor Gold and our very own Eden Gold Daffodil.

From April there is a finale of English wild flowers including bluebells, campions and violets.
And don't miss the amazing display in the Biomes

Green is the new blackIn the Mediterranean Biome, multicoloured swathes of tulips will be flowering from March with hyacinths, peach blossom and blooming Mediterranean shrubs adding to the colour.

The late spring period is also the peak flowering time for many plants in the Mediterranean Biome, including the beds of poppies in the Californian region.
What's happening and when
Meet the Gardening Gurus - 2pm daily

Eden's team of gardeners and guest speakers will be on hand every day between March 2 and April 3 at 2pm outside the Link building to lead workshops, dispense expert tips and answer the questions of budding amateur gardeners. Don't miss this chance to meet our Gardening Gurus, get your questions answered and hear their style predictions and tips for this season's gardening must-haves. Get ideas for show-stealing looks you can create in your own garden from creative containers to environmentally friendly gardening.
Taste of Spring

Try our new spring menu based around fresh, locally sourced seasonal food, from Cornish Game Pie with Venison and awardwinning sausages to fantastic home-made breads and other tasty treats from our in-house bakery. We're also offering delicious
Sunday lunches.
The history of the Pasty - daily 12.30pm

Come and find out about the history of Cornwall's most famous food at our homage to the good ol pasty - see them being made and find out how to do it at home with our demos at 12.30pm every day at The Pasty pod In the link between the Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes.
Mothers' Day Lunch - Sunday 22 March

Bring your mum to Eden for a very special Sunday lunch, fab local food and an
afternoon of music, dance and entertainment. Midday-4.00pm. To book a table call on 017....
Nursery Rhyme Trail

Mary, Mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow? Find out with your little ones by following our Nursery Rhyme Trail. Pick up your leaflet at the Ticketing desks.
Flower Power

If arranging flowers rather than planting them is more your bag then look out for our floristry demos from Tregothnan Flower Farm showing you the latest trends and how to replicate them at home.
Desirable Design

Don't miss our lookbook style display to get the gen on the latest trends in garden design and landscaping. From vertical planting to sustainable gardening, it's all here!