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
- Drifts of colourful poppies and lupins in our Californian grassland
- Bacchanalian sculptures revelling in the vineyard
- A collection of heady natural scents in our perfume vats
- Giant lemon-like fruits called citrons
- A dazzling array of South African proteas
- A carpet of tulips in the spring
- Gnarled old cork trees - and even some cork sculptures
- Huge sprouting aloe veras
- The mosaic path; we call it Liquid Gold
- 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.