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Eden Project

A magical and unique experience - one of the best gardens in the world.

  • 4.2

  • from 2574 Google reviews

A close up of a lush green hillside
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About the garden

The largest rainforest in captivity – and much more. Soaring biomes housing enormous collections of tropical and Mediterranean plants are surrounded by contemporary gardens. The Eden Project in Cornwall is an educational charity that connects people with each other and the living world, exploring how we can all work towards a better future - it's truly an inspiring day out.

From clay pit to paradise, the Eden Project is a world-famous feat of ambition, ingenuity and engineering. Explore rare and exotic tropical plants as you wander along canopy walkways in the steamy Rainforest biome, aka the largest greenhouse in the world. Embark on a journey through the landscapes of the world’s temperate regions – from South Africa to California to Australia – in the Mediterranean Biome. And there are plenty of activities for kids too including outdoor play spaces and trails. It’s a truly magical experience, particularly in the colder months of the year, when a trip to the biomes feels exactly like jumping on a plane to warmer climes, with none of the carbon footprint!

Outside the biomes, vast swathes of planted grounds stretch out across the floor of this reclaimed quarry pit, transforming it into a delightful garden, with places for children to explore and accessible pathways throughout. There are herb gardens, coloured-planting schemes, flowerbeds buzzing with pollinators and a good variety of food on offer outside, too.

Bear in mind that while dogs are welcome in the grounds, they are not allowed into the biomes. Beyond the plant life, you can tuck into delicious locally-sourced dishes, cooked on site at the cafés and restaurants. There are regular world-class musical performances, workshops, talks and many other types of exhibitions, so it’s worth checking the latest visitor information before you travel.

Opening times

17 May - 3 Oct 2021 9AM - 6PM 4 Oct - 22 Oct 2021 9.30AM - 6PM 23 Oct - 31 Oct 2021 9AM - 6PM Pre-booking (time slot entry) required. Last Entry 4PM

Useful details

Garden area

37 Acres

Dog walking

undefined Only assistance dogs are allowed within the Biomes and Core building.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Free. Manual wheelchairs are available on a first come first served basis. Book ahead for powered wheelchairs and the all-terrain Tramper mobility scooter. These can be booked through email: boxoffice@edenproject.com or by phone: 01726 811911.

Cornwall, PL24 2SG

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Find the garden

Eden Project
Cornwall
PL24 2SG
Sat Nav Postcode
PL24 2ED
Public Transport
Yes, there are railway stations located at St Austell (2.
6 miles) and Par (1.
6 miles) which are both on the mainline from London Paddington.
Please check www.
nationalrail.
co.
uk for train times.
There are multiple bus routes into Eden from 8 destinations within the First Bus network.
Please check /www.
firstgroup.
com/cornwall/plan-journey/timetables/ for details.
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Google reviews

  • 4.2

  • from 2574 Google reviews

Josh Hayes-Jones

4 months ago

5

Eden project is an amazing place to visit! If you love plants, architecture, landscaping this is definitely the place for you. Being here felt like being in a tropical country minus the stress of flights. I would recommend this place to anyone, if you get the chance to visit definitely do so! The team here are also fantastic and the food is good too!

Jessica Edwards

3 months ago

5

What an incredible day out! We were very thankful for the shuttle bus to get us to and from the car parks, I don't think it would have been an enjoyable walk without this as it is such a steep hill back up! However the project itself is absolutely amazing, very very humid and warm so if you struggle with the heat be sure to take some water in with you! Very informative and most definitely beautiful. We got to see so many things we wouldn't have known about or seen prior very much worth the trip and all of the walking

Mark Bonson

a month ago

5

A great place to visit for all ages. Lots of interesting plants and tress. Really well presented. Lots of facts on the environment and the impact on climate change. Good restaurant in the Mediterranean section.

Emma Ozanne

4 months ago

5

Absolutely loved coming here. Take your time and don't rush through, spend as much time in the domes. They get busy and it does feel like you have to move along when people are behind you but you always go back in again or lap round again Had a wonderful time and the layout is great with different hidden gems scattered around. Clean and tidy with no rubbish Will definitely come again

Peter Royle

5 months ago

3

I also think it is overpriced. It's a good hike from the car park to the entrance, and it's all up hill going back. It was quite busy during our visit ( mid June ), so I would expect it is very crowded on holiday season. Very well presented in the domes, especially the tropical plants. Would I go back.... Very doubtful.

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01726 811911

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