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Eden Project

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

  • 4.2

  • from 2343 Google reviews

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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 2343 Google reviews

Lucia Schweigert

11 months ago

5

We spent all day at Eden Project taking in the beautiful sights and smells and lots of information about plants and the environment around the world. A very inspiring place that filled my heart. The shop was lovely too, selling lots of ethically produced items.

Nathan Thomas

9 months ago

4

I've been several times but I wouldn't go again unless something significant changes. If you're into gardens it might be something you enjoy but it hasn't really changed for some time. Good for about 4 visit.

geoff clay

11 months ago

2

Was very disappointed after all the hype and publicity, its not a bad place but it is not exceptional, gave the impression of a good garden centre and certainly not worth the exorbitant entrance fee......our ticket was valid for 12 months but we will never return as the area has far better things to enjoy. Save your family a fortune and visit somewhere else.

Rexy Lang

9 months ago

5

Amazing place. Awesome. Big hand of applause to all staff. Observing rules re coronavirus. I really enjoyed my time learning all about the project. Good to educate people about our trees and plants

Felicity Candler-O'Donnell

a month ago

5

My first visit yesterday, it was amazing. The domes were spectacular both visually and aromas. The whole place was clean and very friendly staff, cafe prices for coffee reasonable, my only gripe and it's a small one better labeling on the plants. Will definitely return in the future

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01726 811911

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