The Eden Project Review & Guide

The Eden Project opened 17 March 2001 in Cornwall, England, on a site the size of 30 football pitches two large biomes were constructed which house amazing plants from around the world.

The Eden Project

Seeing the development of the Eden Project from an old disused clay pit to a huge established jungle is amazing, the story and pictures are fantastic, you can view details of the site transformation and the Eden Project story here.

Rainforest Biome

The jungle rainforest biome is the largest indoor rainforest in the world and is 50m in height. With over a thousand varieties of plants the humidity and temperature that ranges from 18–35°C allows many plants to happily live and grow in this dome. The biome share different rainforests from around the world including Tropical Islands, Southeast Asia, West Africa and Tropical South America.

With the towering height of palm trees you climb up into the first where you will find a fun canopy walkway where you can look down at the tropical plants and jungle below while still being in there thick of it up above. The sound of running water from the waterfall and birds and insects that are kept in the biome make this a wonderful place to explore and a chance to see many plants from around the world that just wouldn’t grow in any other climate.

Here are a selection of pictures from my visit.

Mediterranean Biome

The Mediterranean Biome is slightly smaller than the rainforest dome but still houses over a 1000 variants of plants including cacti and herbs from the Mediterranean, South Africa, California and Western Australia. A stunning array of Mediterranean plants can be seen and there is even a eating area to relax in too for some al fresco style dining. The Mediterranean climate sees temperatures of 9-25°C in this dome.

The Eden Project houses plants from all around the World, most being shipped in that are mature specimens that take years to grow.

The Eden Project is certainly worth a visit, with outdoor gardens to explore too it is a wonderful day out, ideal for kids too and jungle lovers.

Have you been before? Are you going?

4 Comments

  1. Steve Bracebridge

    How much room do I give the tree fern trunk to outside of pot, also how much deeper do I go. Is I right , you can give them too much room around the trunk ? Is there a guide to gauge the surrounding of the trunk?

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  2. Donna Webb

    My home has very poor lighting from my windows and inside my home can you recommend a light that will help me with my succulent plants? I found one on Amazon

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  3. Dan Byrne

    Hi,

    I’ve just purchased and sited 2 Dicksonia Antarctica, both 6’ trunks.
    They look great but would like to somehow ‘train’ the fronds that are approx 8’ in length! They are slightly exposed and the wind and rain is effecting them a little more than I expected. Is there a tried and tested method of retaining their shape in a more erect style? I am contemplating creating a rubber coated wire ‘crown’ to the top of the trunk to provide an anchor point for each frond – I personally think this would work but any advice would be much appreciated. As you can imagine, these weren’t cheap so would like to have them displayed at their best potential. Thanks. Dan

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  4. Steve Bracebridge

    Succulents, as they don’t like being over watered, what about autumn and winter where nature takes over. They are in well drained soil, also do they need fleece protection because of frosts and freezing snow ?

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