spring has sprung

…down in Cornwall at least and the news today about a massive UK shortage of daffodils this year, showed the difference in climate we have down here in the SW compared to the rest of the UK.

Some fab photos over at the Eden Project site showing Cornish daffs at their finest as well as some beautiful shots of the biomes.

If you are planning a trip down to these parts this year, The Eden Project is an essential port of call….the Eden Sessions this year sees Calvin Harris, The Doves, Mika and Jack Johnson all putting gigs on against the fabulous backdrop of the Eden project this year.

For more family oriented activities, the Eden Project has a great Easter 2010 line-up for children including Freaky Nature from 2-18 April where events cover:

…activities, workshops and interactive exhibits.

Take a look at the world of poisonous plants, spiky plants, sticky plants, carnivorous plants and even exploding plants!

So here’s a list of what you can look forward to experiencing:

Crafty creatures

Some creatures are pretty clever at camouflaging themselves – see how many you can spot, then dress up to play them at their own game!

Seed Bombs

Squirting cucumbers are just one of the plants that disperse their seeds by exploding. Make your own seed bomb, take aim and fire at the plant landscape scoring zone.

Designer Life

Plants don’t look the way they do by chance – each feature is carefully designed to help the plant survive. Follow the Freaky Nature Trail to discover more, then head back to the lab to create your own designer version.

Big it Up

Check out plants on a dramatically different scale using powerful microscopes.

Nature’s Flying Machines

Can you better the design of the sycamore seed? Join our Green Engineers and design your own flying seeds, then send them on a test flight in our hourly fly-past.

Bug Vision

You’ve tried 3D glasses, now try bug glasses! Get a bug’s-eye view of the world and see if you can pollinate a flower.

Plants Behind Bars

Illegal plants, carnivorous plants and plants that kill – the bad boys!

Freaky Nature on Film

A cinematic view of the world of plants.

Sticky Survival

Become a burdock seed and hurl yourself at our Velcro wall to learn how stickiness can help your survival. Additional charge applies. (Additional charge applies for this).

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