Sunday 24 April 2011

Cornwall Trip: Eden Project - Mediterranean Biome

The second biome we visited was the Mediterannean Biome.  The children were relieved to be out of the heat of the Rainforest and into the fresher feeling climate of this biome.  This was a mix of Spanish, Middle Eastern, Mediterannean, North African and Californian plants and displays.  Many of the plants reminded my Mum of Pakistan and she left feeling very nostalgic.  Th fruit trees were particularly lovely: oranges, lemons, kiwi's, pomegranate, loquats (which I noticed a certain person helping themselves to!)

I was very surprised to find these beautiful-smelling Jasmine or motia flowers which brides are adorned with in Pakistan.  Reminded me of my wedding and left me feeling nostalgic too.


  1. Asalaamu Alaikum

    Wish we had something like that around here! Was that book real or fake? The real one must be in a museum right? Did they allow you to eat the fruit?

  2. Sub7analla. How beautiful are these!

  3. Assalam-alaikam,

    Sis C,
    the book was fake (made of wood), but it seesm the real one is available for sale - not sure where. No we were not allowed to eat the fruit, but ceratin family members proceeded to help themselves much to my embarrassment.

    Sis Blue Pearl,
    I wish you could see the real thing, it was wonderful.

  4. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Just found out that 3 hours from me is a Meditteranean garden which I really want to check out now.