With a grand total of more than one million bulbs planted across the Eden Project, the spring season promises to be the most dazzling yet as crocus flowers, daffodils and tulips light up the landscape.
Last October (2009), more than 300 Girl Guides from all over Cornwall visited to plant a maze of 200,000 crocus bulbs across the Eden arena to form a flowery labyrinth on the hillside.
In early spring visitors will be able to snake their way around the grassy paths and immerse themselves in crocuses. The bulbs will eventually naturalise and increase in number year on year.
Sustainability is the essence of Eden’s planting and the project’s Green Team have selected species that tolerate the mild and moist Cornish climate and work their magic over and again.
Rob Brett, Eden’s Horticultural Temperate Curator, said: “Spring is an exciting time for all involved gardening and none more so than at Eden”