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24/10/04 The centre part of the Ice rink roof cover is now fitted.

 

24/10/04 It's as big as an aircraft hanger, you can just see the tiny speck of an engineer in the back ground.  Bolting down and stretching the cover.

 

24/10/04  Cantilever front arch in it's final position, support cables yet to be fixed.

 

22/10/04 Rear arch is about to be fixed into place, the driving rain and gusty wind don't help!

 

22/10/04 The engineer requested 'no fame please' but appears to pose for the camera anyway.

 

22/10/04 The final connection of the rear arch. Construction workers check the roof of the new staff building despite the driving rain.

 

21/10/04 All five main arches are now in place, The front and rear bolt-on steel beams are yet to be fixed into its final place.

 

21/10/04 Manoeuvring arch number five into place.

 

20/10/04 With the co operation of the dry weather the Ice Rink construction is progressing at great speed.

 

20/10/04 A cloudy but dry day is helping progress with the roof arches.

 

20/10/04 Three roof supports in place, then the fourth, only one more to go.

 

19/10/04 Plant a bulb (one of the million to be planted) and make a wish.  It's free and in the springtime you can visit and see YOUR bulb in flower, and maybe your wish will be granted.

 

19/10/04 The final bolt is secured and brow's are mopped as the first arch takes its place.

 

19/10/04 I think there are another five of these enormous arches to be erected.

 

19/10/04 Finally the first arch is bolted in it's position as two young budding artists look on.

 

19/10/04 The first arch of the Ice rink roof is slowly hoisted into position.

 

18/10/04 Roof frames arrive for the Ice rink and they are huge.

 

18/10/04 All hands on deck to get these giant frames together.

 

18/10/04 Bungee jumping monkeys perform in the HTB.  Colourful display in the WTB

 

18/10/04 It's that time of the year again 1.000.000 to be planted

 

18/10/04 The gardening team keep an eye on the construction site whist working.

 

18/10/04 The ERC roof continuing to grow steadily bigger.

  

15/10/04 Dr Susanne Schmitt gave a talk to friends of Eden on 'How Sustainable is our Green Health'  Sue Minter (right) Head of Eden's living collection.

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15/10/04 Woodwind workshop entertained visitors at the citrus grove in the WTB, some amazing handcrafted flutes produced hypnotisingly beautiful sounds.

 

15/10/04 One of the very large flutes that produced haunting sounds. 'Rain' by Sarah Bowen

 

15/10/04 The Alchemy centre will be opening soon with access near the pineapple car park, there will be regular demonstrations on how to turn everyday waste into something useful. Stress testing the bolts that will hold the ice rink roof supports.

 

15/10/04 An interesting textile exhibition is currently on display in the Gallery Restaurant.
Eve stands proudly in the link building

 

15/10/04 Less then 3 weeks to go to the Big Lottery Party and it's all action down on the lake.

 

15/10/04 It's a mammoth construction, the largest covered skating rink in the UK, and building over a lake makes the construction even more of a challenge.

 

15/10/04 At the ERC the work goes on.  Lunch time construction crew among the piles of roof timbers.

 

12/10/04 Evolution by Wendy Harris. An abundant growth of peppers in the Warm Temperate Biome.

 

12/10/04 Some unusual artistic work in the vegetable garden.

 

12/10/04 The roof goes onto the staff building behind the Biomes.

 

12/10/04 Part of the lake has been filled in with hardcore, I don't know if it will all be back filled or if what has been done so far is just a temporary fix for the Ice rink.

 

12/10/04 Ice rink construction in full flow, there's a deadline to be met here.

 

12/10/04 The build up date ERC, a fine day and the work progresses at good speed.

 

07/10/04 Autumn - a time of long shadows and less day light and but plenty of colour at Eden.  

 

07/10/04 'Response to Eden' exhibition at Eden from the 9th October to 5th November, thirty or more exhibits around the Eden site, in the biomes and Gallery Restaurant.

 'Jewel for the Landscape' HTB (left)                    Lazy Daisies WTB (right)         

 

07/10/04 Vines bloom profusely, but there are shady spots where the tree canopy has blocked out the light as the jungle grows even more dense.

 

07/10/04 The falls look stunning and the dense tree canopy increases daily.

 

07/10/04  Luscious tropical plants thrive in the  Humid Tropics Biome

 

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