Mediterranean Biome

Stroll past lemon trees, olives trees, vines and perfumed herbs on a colourful sensory journey through the warm temperate regions of the world, taking in the Mediterranean, South Africa and California.

Top 10 things to see in the Mediterranean Biome

  1. Drifts of colourful poppies and lupins in our Californian grassland
  2. Bacchanalian sculptures revelling in the vineyard
  3. A collection of heady natural scents in our perfume vats
  4. Giant lemon-like fruits called citrons
  5. A dazzling array of South African proteas
  6. A carpet of tulips in the spring
  7. Gnarled old cork trees - and even some cork sculptures
  8. Huge sprouting aloe veras
  9. The mosaic path; we call it Liquid Gold
  10. The delicate flowers and scents of South Africa's Fynbos habitat

Explore the Mediterranean Biome on Google Street View

Mediterranean Biome Street View here

Mediterranean facts and figures

  • A 'Mediterranean climate' means hot, dry summers and frost-free, rainy winters. Winter and spring are the main growing seasons.
  • The Mediterranean shares its climate with 4 other regions around the world; South Africa, South West Australia, Central Chile, and California.
  • Each region is known for its superb fruits, fine wines and good crops.
  • Plants native to these areas thrive on drought and poor thin soils. Their survival techniques include having small, grey, hairy leaves, spiny, evergreen or waxy leaves, and making protective oils.
  • Eden's Mediterranean Biome contains over 1,000 types of plant, and the temperature ranges from 9 degrees centigrade in winter to 25 degrees Celsius in summer.

Video

The plant that releases pollen clouds

Tap a cone of the Stone Pine and a huge cloud of pollen is released!

http://www.youtube.com/v/2MqMZQD60MI