Lots of friends and family have already been and drooled over the amazing concept that it is.
Thanks a lot ...I want to see it for myself. [ little pout!]
So off we set from Looe on the Monday morning. All three cars. All eleven people.
I don't quite know what I expected, but I was blown away by the sheer size of the place.
That was one big quarry in it's day and goodness how it's changed.
From bare stone to lush and full planting!
I thought about what we had done those 30 years before at the Potters House, when we took what had become an unofficial rubbish tip for the local neighbourhood. That was a mere drop in a big ocean compared to this.
To have the vision and to, "put your money where your mouth is", needs long term commitment to the land and the people who will support you.
Being in the equatorial dome reminded me of my school and college days when I regularly walked through the Botanic Gardens in Belfast.
We often had a meander through the glass houses on the way home after school. They were some of the earliest to be constructed in the British Isles. Sadly they got smashed in the years of the Troubles, but more recently they have been completely renovated and restored to their original splendour.
The favorite place however was the den building tent.
Not many children got a look in there!
Serious constructing went on with fathers and grand fathers and mothers and children were consigned to being goofers!
Den building has gone on even since we all came back up north. This is the real thing folks!