The Eden Project is England’s hottest horticultural attraction! It boasts the two largest biomes in the world, housing more than a million plants. The Eden Project was created to educate people about our dependence on plants and the natural world. Not just for the food we eat, but the air we breathe and even the clothes on our backs.

First, explore the smaller, temperate Mediterranean biome that spans 1.6 acres. It grows plants such as Italian olives and French grapes from Britain’s southern neighbours. The tropical biome spans an impressive 3.9 acres and houses exotic flora such as coffee, giant bamboo, and fruiting banana trees. Wander through the biome to search for one of the many waterfalls that bubble up around hidden corners. To get a bird’s eye view of the world’s largest greenhouse, climb the stairway up to the lookout walkway. Bring layers you can shed as it gets pretty steamy up there! Take a break from the steamy greenhouses and investigate the uncovered outdoor biome which represents the temperate regions of the world, where you can enjoy native British plants and others from around the world. Sniff soothing lavender or enjoy cheery sunflowers that dot the space.

Art lovers and nature lovers alike can enjoy the many massive sculptures that populate the Eden Project. Including a giant bee and an immense Eve, by far the most massive is the 3.3 tonne robot. Created from the average amount of electrical appliances that one household will go through in a lifetime, you’ll be amazed at all the things we throw away!

 

Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
Tel: +44 (0) 1726 811911
Times: Daily, 9am-6pm