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.
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.
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?