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About Eden Project

Planning an adventure in St Austell, Cornwall? Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle as you walk through the oceanic islands, Malaysia, West Africa and tropical South America in the world's largest greenhouse! This beautiful tourist attraction is an actual rainforest in captivity, packed full of fascinating things to do and see.

The world-famous Eden Project is nestled in a giant 50-metre deep crater the size of 30 football pitches - cor blimey! It forms the centrepiece of a spectacular global garden. The Eden Garden can also be known as the Humid Tropics Biome. Explore outdoor gardens, indoor rainforests, and covered biomes.

The Biomes
There are three beautiful biomes here! You can walk through the Rainforest biome where you literally enter a whole other world, as it showcases the environment of South East Asia, South and West Africa, right to tropical South America. Learn about the 1,000 varieties of tropical plants that grow here, learn about the core understanding of how rainforests support us and more. You'll pass rubber trees and cacao, as well as sugar cane and banana plants!

Then explore the Mediterranean biome, where you'll see, smell and hear stories about the natural environment in the Mediterranean, California, South Africa and West Australia! Dive deep into an electric experience as you explore a paradise of colourful flowers, flourishing and arid plants. Learn about the plants that you see day to day as well as the weird and the wacky in places you've never been to! Appreciate the beauty of the natural world, learn about the relationships between plants and how we have a dependence on plant life as they all contribute to this beautiful ecosystem!

The Core - Education Centre
The Core Bubble, Eden's Education Centre, is home to the Seed, a sculpture made from a single piece of granite that weighs as much as ten elephants. The Core is also the place to see exhibitions that show the importance of the world of plants as well as different films, talk and children's workshops.

Play Areas
There are various play areas around the site including mazes made of willow, large instruments to play, a wooden ship to climb, a sand pit and a gigantic nutcracker to wind. You can walk down the winding paths or you can ride on the land train tractor.

Fun Activities
There are also a variety of exciting activities on offer, with ice skating through the winter, an exhilarating 66m skywire ride over the Biomes and a rock climbing wall, as well as events throughout the year to celebrate the seasons.
Be sure to use the link provided here to plan your day! There's a lot to fit in and the average family visit is just over 4 hours! During school holidays Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday tend to be the busiest days but there's room for everyone! With many Eden sessions available you should start your adventure at the Cornwall Eden Project today! Why not visit the Invisible Worlds exhibition? Uncover the world around us that is beyond our senses... Eden Project makes for a fabulous visitor attraction that should on your list to visit!

Food & Drink
Did you know The Eden Project is famed for its delicious food? Families love eating here as the food is sustainably & locally sourced too! You can eat in or take away from The Biome Eden Kitchen, The Little Lunchbox, and the Ice Cream Parlour! Sink your teeth into an Indian flatbread. Go all out with a delicious burger or a scrumptious burrito. Treat your little ones to ice cream and sorbet infused with the delicious fruits of the rainforest. 

Travelling & Parking For Visitors
The Eden Project Cornwall has FREE PARKING - whoop! There are lots of car park spaces to choose from and visitors are welcome to park their motorhomes or campervans in the car park too. Large vehicles can be accommodated in the coach car park if need be. The best postcode to use for your Sat nav is PL24 2SG. You cannot park overnight. 

There are also three fast electric vehicle charging points (7.2kW) in the Banana car park, which are free of charge for visitors to use and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

For bus services, the No.27 bus arrives directly at the Eden Project, find more info here.
If you are travelling via train you'll be glad to know the Eden Project is just a few miles from St Austell train station - this is on the main line from London Paddington. You can also catch the train to Luxulyan, Bugle or Par, for a more scenic journey or to continue your trip on foot or bike.
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
Adults: £27.50
Kids (5-16): £14.00
Students: £22.50
Under 5's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £71.00

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St Austell
PL24 2SG

Tel: 01726 811911

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