Today I went back to Eden. My way wasn’t barred by a cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth, acting like a couple of surly bouncers; instead I was invited warmly in, with a ‘hope you enjoy your visit’, and a ‘would you like one of our guidebooks?’ and a big green badge to wear.
I talk, of course, of the Eden Project:
The Eden Project is collection of plants from all over the world, transplanted into a disused clay pit near St Austell. They are contained in two ‘biomes’, giant greenhouses that mimic, respectively, the climates of the rainforest and the Mediterranean. It is all jaw-droppingly beautiful, and inspires awe at the variety and splendour of the natural world.