Those looking to travel internationally should consider Cornwall, England. One of the crown jewels of the region is The Eden Project. The Rainforest, Mediterranean Biomes and The Core education center will stay closed to visitors until the project can reopen all areas.
Eden has miles of wide, scenic paths around its outdoor gardens. Managers have closely studied previous visitor flows and have devised new and clearly marked trails so that individuals and family groups have greater space in which to walk around.
From Saturday June 6, visitor numbers will be limited to a maximum of 1,250 per day. This is around a third of the number expected on an equivalent day in previous summers and will be reviewed in the weeks to follow.
David Harland, executive director of the Eden Project, said: “These have been difficult times for everyone but it is great news that we can start the process of waking up Eden so we can offer a space for people to be in nature, connecting with the wider world around them in a safe environment.
“We will be acting on Government guidelines very closely and will be keeping everyone updated on our further plans, including the eventual reopening of the Biomes, which we hope will be on July 4.
“Over the last couple of months, a dedicated team has been looking after the site, including a small band of gardeners who have worked tremendously hard to care for our unique living collections.
“Nature has lent a helping hand with so much sunshine during this amazing spring. Some areas will look a little wilder than usual until we have more members of the horticulture team back working their magic in the garden.”
The Eden team has been examining guidelines closely and working on a range of new measures to ensure that the safety, health and well being of all staff and visitors remains top priority.
For the first time, anyone visiting Eden will need to pre-book through the website, www.edenproject.com. Timed ticketing is being introduced to stagger entries and help maintain effective social distancing.
For more info, visit www.edenproject.com.