During our Easter holiday CC and I went to stay in a beautiful converted barn in Cornwall. Cornwall’s stunning coastline, beaches and gardens made for a wonderful holiday and the steep coastal paths ensured great walking.
The Eden project took our breath away- a converted china clay quarry transformed into a beautiful eco-project.
The bio-domes contained a Mediterranean landscape and a rainforest – as well as landscaped gardens surrounding the domes – created by terracing the steep sides of this disused quarry. The most impressive thing though was the overwhelmingly positive environmental message of regeneration.
This sculpture is called WEEE man – made from the amount of Waste Electical and Electronic products the average UK citizen throws away in their lifetime. A stunning visual motivator !
Other educational displays included this display about the greenhouse effect – in a greenhouse.
Even the cafe was Zero Waste – and the food delicious .
As fans of Doc Martin we also had to go and see ‘Port Wenn’ – in real life Port Issac.
Other hi-lights included The Lost Gardens Of Heligan – amazing gardens from a long lost estate – reclaimed and restored.
…..as well as seeing Tintagel – said to be the birthplace of King Arthur.