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  Garden of Eden.
From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.02.06 at 14:52:31(11093)
My hubby came across this article on "Eden" in the UK, a botanical park
built in a quarry. Great article and links Eden's website. I can't
remember if it has been mentioned here before, but looks like a great place.


From: "Derek Burch" <derek at horticulturist.com> on 2004.02.06 at 19:36:55(11096)
Susan, it is indeed a fantastic place. Go to their site for a full look:
http://www.edenproject.com/ The engineering of the buildings is awesome and
the plants aren't that bad either!

A number of fine artists have work on exhibit as part of the displays. I
particularly liked Heather Jansch. Go here
http://www.horticulturist.com/mastermag6/Jansch.htm if you are interested in
seeing her sculpture with cork and driftwood. It is beautiful.

Happy traveling ... Derek

From: Neil Gordon <neil at ng23.abelgratis.co.uk> on 2004.02.06 at 22:12:08(11100)
Yeah, i went there with my daughter just after it opened a year or 2
ago, fantastic place, with all kinds of interesting plants, they even
had a baby durian tree in there. I made a promise to go back once
everything had grown in, as it looked a bit sparse as the plants hadnt
had time to spread out.
Well worth a visit to all!


From: "ron iles" <roniles at eircom.net> on 2004.02.07 at 02:42:42(11107)
If you look for "Eden Project" in your Search Engines there are lots of Web
Sites, the three Plant Houses are like golfballs the size of ten foorbasll
pitches & 180 feet high I think. Leading Edge technology. Built in a
mighty old Quarry with not much change out of $200 million. World Class
Yonks ago when I lived nearby I thought then the waste land might be great
for a "Tropicarium". Though small, a rare jewel, the Living Rain Forest,
Newbury, Berks, UK, only 20,000 square feet of glasshouses should not be
overlooked either with every plant truly cherished too.


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