Houses & Gardens
The Eden Project is a global garden for the 21st century, a gateway to a sustainable future and a dramatic setting in which to tell the fascinating story of mankind's dependence on plants. It is already a top international visitor destination and is rapidly becoming a unique resource for education and home to our Foundation for the Future. The Living Theatre of Plants and People is a vibrant reminder of our place in nature and is a living demonstration of regeneration. In a couple of short years the team have transformed an exhausted clay pit into a stunning lost world reminding us of what we “ordinary” people can do if we set our mind to it. In the Humid Tropics Biome you can experience the sights, smells and sheer scale of the rainforest in the world's largest greenhouse. Discover the tropical plants found in the products you use everyday and understand the ways in which they are being managed for a positive future. In the Warm Temperature Biome you can travel to South Africa and California and walk amongst orange and lemon trees, old olive groves and gnarled vines. Investigate the cork-popping present and glimpse the futures of naturally coloured cottons and new tastes andideas. And in the Roofless Biome - 30 acres if outdoors - the crescent shaped terraces tell the story of plants that have changed the world and which could change the future. Hemp and sunflowers are growing here under the warm Cornish sun. Tea too. Eden is a place with serious ambitions - a symbol of the strength of the people working with nature to repair damaged places and to make our environment rich and healthy. But above all it's a fun place or more than seven million wouldn't have come so far and the thousands who have come back again and again wouldn't have bothered.
Closed Christmas; Closed New Year