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Freaky Nature at the Eden Project


A weird and wonderful world awaits at the Eden Project this Easter.

Eden embraces the weird and wonderful this Easter, with Freaky Nature: March 31 to April 15

This Easter the Eden Project will be exploring the spiky, sticky, tricky and poisonous survival tactics of plants during Freaky Nature, which takes place from March 31 until April 15.

Freaky Nature returns with a variety of activities, exhibits and workshops where people can delve into the hidden plant world and investigate the ingenious tricks plants use to eat, drink, reproduce and outwit predators as well as discovering the many ways plants enable humans to survive.

Visitors can throw themselves into the fascinating world of seed dispersal and copy a burdock seed by dressing up in a sticky outfit and hurling themselves at a fuzzy wall (Velcro wall costs £2.50) to see how useful it is to get stuck in. They can also tackle the survival game and play, climb, slide, aim and throw as they discover the freaky ways that plants defend themselves, feed and reproduce in order to survive.

There will be a chance to get up close and personal with plants (and bugs) using Eden’s giant microscopes, while little ones can join the fun by dressing as their favourite creepy crawlies at the Bug Boutique.

Great variety

Eden will also be exploring the dark side of plants – how and why some species have adapted to become sharp, toxic and even flesh-eating all in the name of survival. There will also be tours through the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes to discover an abundance of freaky plants and their clever methods of adaption.

Chris Pritchard, Assistant Programme Producer, said: 'This year, we have a great variety of messy, sticky and freaky activities to show people more about the survival secrets of plants and how they in turn help us. Whether you’re a plant fanatic or a fan of freaky facts, you’re guaranteed to discover something new.'

The majority of activities are included in the entry price. To find out more about events at Eden, go to: www.edenproject.com