It's looking like this year will be the best ever for the bananas grown at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
The banana plants in the rainforest biome are currently in bloom with their clusters of fruit and flowers, and they are in for a bumper harvest. The plants are also grown outside, sheltered by the biomes.
Horticulturalist, Hetty Ninnis tells us why this year has been such a success:
It's looking like this year will be the best ever for the bananas grown at the Eden Project in Cornwall.The banana plants in the rainforest biome are currently in bloom with their clusters of fruit and flowers, and they are in for a bumper harvest.
The plants are also grown outside, sheltered by the biomes.
Thousands of people across the west country enjoyed a Sunday lunch with a difference yesterday. They were taking part in the Big Lunch, started four years ago as a way of bringing local communities together.
It's a national event now, run by the Big Lottery Fund, but it all started down here and is still led by the Eden Project as John Andrews reports.
One of Cornwall's most successful male choirs is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a very special concert.
The Mevagissey Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Eden Project, with full symphony accompaniment, and even the Military Wives.
Cornwall has a long and proud tradition of male voice choirs, going back to the days when miners would sing together in chapel.
Friday's performance could be the biggest gig of their careers, as Kathy Wardle reports.
One of the biggest flowers in the world is due to bloom at the Eden Project. Taking up to six years to grow, the Titan Arum can grow up to 10 feet tall. That's the size of a large Christmas tree! This particular flower is the ninth one to grow at Eden's Rainforest Biome.
On the first Sunday of June thousands of people across our region will gather to have lunch as part of a scheme to bring communities together.
The Big Lunch programme was the brainchild of Eden project creator Tim Smit. It's funded by the lottery and last year even the Duchess of Cornwall popped into one event. David Wood reports.
A youth hostel could soon be opening at the Eden Project. Plans for the 58 room hostel at the tourist attraction have been submitted to Cornwall Council. It'd be used by school groups on educational trips to the Eden Project.
Visitor numbers to the Eden Project dropped by almost 10% in the past year. Despite the decrease, it remains the most popular attraction in the region. New figures show that just over 850,000 people visited during 2013.
The Eden Project has reported a loss of more than six million pounds.
The loss covered the financial year ending in March 2013. The previous year the tourist attraction near St Austell made a small profit of a hundred and thirty six thousand pounds.
It said it hoped for better results in the coming year due to job losses and the sale of surplus land.
The Eden Project's ice rink has opened in St Austell. Dozens of young people battling cancer, who've been treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital's oncology department officially opened the rink last night.
Tim Smit is from the Eden Project and says he loves all the twinkly christmas lights.