Cold snap makes colours pop at the Eden Project

05/27/2013 by Varshana Trudgian

The coldest spring in several decades has produced an extraordinary burst of colour in the Eden Project’s great outdoors.

The season famously arrives earlier in Cornwall than the rest of the UK due to its milder climate.

This year following a cold, damp winter and spring, flowers are coming into bloom several weeks later than normal, with spectacular results.

Julie Kendall, Eden Ornamental Skilled Horticulturist, said: “It looks like it’s been the coldest start to the year in 35 years and one of the wettest too, undoubtedly delaying spring. But better late than never, what we are seeing now is a kaleidoscopic burst of colour making the beds and hedges very vivid.”

Pictured is the colourful scene by the pond in front of the Core education building with yellow Trollius flowers in the foreground, along with stunning Primula Millers Crimson (Candelabra Primrose) flowers and the bright leaves of Rhuem, Ligulariaand Hosta.