The Eden Project is to allow dogs into its outdoor gardens every day, starting Saturday June 15.
Following a successful pilot weekend last month (May), the Eden Project has decided to open its doors to dogs every day. Before that, only registered assistance dogs have been allowed in but due to popular demand Eden has decided to relax the rules.
New walkway under construction at the Eden Project
by Kate Reeves
A walkway is being constructed at the Eden Project near St Austell so that visitors can get a bird's eye view of some of the many plants on show. It's being built in the rainforest biome and means people will almost be able to reach the tops of the tallest trees.
Restrictions on people taking their dogs to the Eden Project have been lifted this weekend for the first time. Until now, only registered assistance pets have been permitted. But animals won't be allowed in any building apart from through the Visitor Centre.
Eden's Operations Director Ian Williams said: "Lots of visitors have asked us if we would consider letting dogs in. We will see how Dog Weekend at Eden goes and how well it is received by dog owners and general visitors and will then make a call on whether we have more dog days in future."
The Eden Project in Cornwall will be hosting an electric bike show from Saturday until Wednesday 24th April. Twelve companies will be showing visitors the latest trend in cycling - where you can even get bike that lets you recline.
The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project this morning. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event. Among them is Cornish-born Mike Amery, who has come from his home in Pennsylvania, USA, to take part.
Mike is baking a traditional Cornish pasty and - in the non-Cornish category - a lamb and mint version. Last year's amateur winner Billy Deakin will attempt to retain his title, but his professional counterpart Graham Cornish won't be competing.
Instead, Graham is offering visitors the chance to sample his produce. The climax of the event is the Oggy Oscars Awards Ceremony at 5pm.
Staff at Cornwall's Eden Project are waiting to find out where the axe will fall after the attraction announced seventy jobs will go there this year. The cost-cutting decision's follows a drop in visitor numbers - the Olympics and poor weather have been blamed. Watch Steve Hardy's report.