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23/02/02 Coffee chain boat under construction, all part of the new coffee exhibit, ready soon

 

23/02/02 Children watch with enthusiasm as the Eden guides help with the paper chain making.

Each link in the chain carries a name and message, there was no shortage of little helpers.

 

23/02/02 Colourful entrance to HTB.  Part of the long paper chain made by the children, who visited the HTB over the half term week - paper recycling week at Eden.

 

29/01/02 Orange is the colour, flowers in the HTB and Oranges by the bucket full WTB

 

29/01/02 The Shimenawa is in place in the HTB - incredible rice straw sculptures.

 

29/01/02 In a brief dry spell, work goes ahead on the board walk meeting point. 

 

29/01/02 Tree pruning and serous drainage for the new boarded area opposite the  WTB

 

29/01/02 Kitchen construction - Visitor Centre.  Sneak preview of the Piazza walkway before the new windows are installed.  This is a sizable building, you can just see plant sales at the end

 

24/01/02 Construction of the new kitchens Visitor Centre - Lots of outside work going on.

Most of the work will take place after opening hours so it won't spoil your enjoyment of your visit to Eden.  Do come along and see what's happening.

 

24/01/02 WTB looking green - cut flower display with large exotic blooms from South Africa

 

24/01/02 Eden Team building away on the coffee display HTB

 

24/01/02 Lots going on in the HTB work around the lily pond, to give better access to see the Eden Falls.  Scaffolding being erected to hold the Shimenawa

 

24/01/02 Glazing of the old ticketing hall - planting alongside of the Visitor Centre.

 

24/01/02 New entrance doors remain hidden.  Changing face of the old shop, now one huge room stretching from plant sales one end past the old ticketing hall to the gallery the other. 

 

19/01/02 Eden guide just about to give a talk on a hairy subject. Exhibit growing in the HTB

 

19/01/02 Blue skies and daffodils - rivers of citrus flow in the WTB

 

17/01/02 Planning and design by the Green Team - a bottle brush type shrub HTB.

 

15/01/02 Three men and a barrow in the tropics. New exhibit under construction HTB.

 

15/01/02 New exhibit in the HTB being built by the Green Team. Not sure what it is yet.

 

15/01/02 The Malaysian house has almost disappeared in the jungle, more painters.

  

15/01/02 This school girl chose one of the highest spots in the biome to get the best view.

 

15/01/02 Paint a picture of Eden and where better to do it, then in Eden itself.

 

15/01/02 Spring is daffs. and they are in bloom as are the mountains of orchids in the HTB

 

15/01/02 New window being constructed to the rear of the old ticketing hall.

 

15/01/02 'Pick and shovel half a ton of rubble that 'ere wall is goner hafter go', and it is next in line for demolition is the poor old cafe.  Eck... that was the ticketing hall. Note the new window openings to the rear right. Natural light will stream in to illuminate the Piazza.

 

15/01/02 Now what's going on here, in a marquee in the arena. A food supply for a something from Jurassic Park? A stunt for the James Bond film may be? Well- it's a Shimenawa, a rice straw rope. Making of the Shimenawa is being led by Eio Okumura, a garden designer and ricestraw sculptor from Japan. He is assisted by Dr Yoshihisa Fujita and and Eden's own Sue Hill.  Shimenawa is a form commonly used in Japan to denote areas or objects sacred to the Shinto religion. Rice straw is used extensively to make various elaborate structures for festivals. When finished it will form part of a display in the rice zone in the HTB.

 

10/01/02 Grape vine pruning time - and here's an easy way to dig the garden, good idea that.

 

10/01/02 Now there's a barrow load of rope, the best natural kind as well, small posts being  hammered in by the Eden team to help stop visitors falling off the edge of the pathways.

 

10/01/02 Plant stories - we learnt how to disarm this strange looking pod and render it safe.

 

10/01/02 Plant stories being told about coco, rice, cotton, pampas and cassava.

 

10/01/02 Bat flower is in bloom near the white river rapids in the HTB.

 

10/01/02 Just a hand full of visitors today to take in the tropical heat and sun in the HTB

 

10/01/02 The HTB looks as fine as ever in the winter sunshine. Few visitors today to enjoy it.

 

10/01/02 The Eden shop and small cafe together with the friends desk have moved to what was the Gallery.  When finished there will be a super shop, a fantastic restaurant, cafe and more

 

10/01/02 Remember the cafe in the Visitor Centre and the shop, I'm told this is going to be something really special when it opens in March - some refurbishment!

 

10/01/02 Trees and shrubs being planted along most of the car parking bays.

 

31/12/01 Peak time queues to pay, but it's not as bad as it looks.

 

31/12/01 Disembodied hand holds out a guide. Now you did remember to get your advance ticket didn't you.  It's back to the queues at peak times 12.45 do come early.

 

31/12/01 New building housing a cinema, and other things about Eden, now open.

 

31/12/01 New home for the exhibits, quite cosy too.

 

31/12/01 Ice and a touch of snow around Eden, but the colour shines through.

 

15/12/01 Winter is summer at Eden, a hot 30C today definitely short sleeve weather!

 

 

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