Date: 
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 13:30

The Eden Project in Cornwall is banishing any end-of-summer blues by giving visitors a classic holiday “wish you were here” moment in guaranteed 25-degree plus heat.

A corner of Eden’s Rainforest Biome – the biggest greenhouse in the world - has been turned into a mini-resort complete with deck chairs, beach blankets and cocktails – and no threat of the rain that has made it one of the wettest summers on record.

Ramon Van de Velde, Eden’s Visitor Services Manager, said: “We’ve had some very wet weather this year so we’ve decided to have a bit of fun at the end of the school summer holidays by getting out the deckchairs and giving  visitors a nice cold drink in the tropical warmth of the Rainforest Biome.

“We can’t guarantee the weather outside but it is always warm in among the palms.  We’ve invited people to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere of the Tropics and take a souvenir photo.”

One of the first families to enjoy the “wish you were here” moment were the Prices from Warwickshire. Mum Susie said: “The weather has been rubbish this summer; we came to Eden because we knew we could get out of the rain only to find that we could still get our fantastic summer holiday beach photo taken.  For five minutes, it really felt like we were in a tropical country enjoying cocktails on the beach.”

Son Addison, 11, said; “Having our photo taken at Eden’s ‘beach’ was really fun, I can’t wait to show off our holidays snaps at school.”

Next week, (Bank Holiday Monday-Friday) visitors to the Rainforest Biome can enjoy their “wish you were here moment” between 2-5pm.

Those who have downloaded the Eden app on their smart phones can pose in the deckchairs and use the app to send their “holiday snap” postcard to their friends and family direct from Eden. To find out more about the Eden app visit: http://www.edenproject.com/come-and-visit/attraction-cornwall/iphone-app