LONDON -- Attention, horticulturists! The British Tourist Authority
launched a new Web site, at www.travelbritain.org/gardens, and a free, pocket-size
map called "Britain's Gardens" highlighting the Sceptered Isle's
The map, published with Jarvis Hotels, identifies 100 of
Britain's finest gardens from the Scottish highlands to the Channel
Meanwhile, the Web site has a searchable database of more than
400 gardens, horticultural event listings and suggested garden
A new garden featured in the effort is the Eden Project, which
opened last spring in a former china-clay pit near St. Austell,
The Eden Project has two massive conservatories called "biomes";
one of which, at 146 feet tall, houses hundreds of plants from the
Amazon, West Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.
For a copy of the map, call the BTA at (877) 899 8391, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.travelbritain.org.