The Eden Project opened its doors in 2001 and since then has been popular with visitors from England and overseas. In their first 3 months they had already welcomed one million visitors through their doors. By 2010 they had welcomed over 10 million people! With three different climatic zones and almost 2 million plants, it’s easy to see why our nation and those visiting have fallen in love with this gem.
The Eden Project has two large Biomes. The Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome and both are designed specifically for the plants that they house.
The Rainforest Biome
Our favourite, the Rainforest Biome is the largest indoor rainforest in the world. It includes over 1000 different varieties of plant. As the temperature inside ranges from 18°C – 35°C, you can experience four of the world’s rainforest environments in one place. The Tropical Islands, Southeast Asia, West Africa and Tropical South America.
While you are inside there is so much for you to see. The Canopy Walkway allows you to take a spectacular walk through the treetops along the Eden Project’s rope bridge. We love that they make your experience even more realistic by creating the swirling vapours over Cloud Bridge. They make it feel as if you are really walking amongst the clouds.
The Waterfall in the Rainforest cuts a pathway down from the top, fed by the rain water that falls onto the Biomes. It’s a welcome refresher when you feel the cool spray on your skin in the humidity of the Rainforest. Before you leave the Rainforest, don’t forget to check out the Banana and Cacao trees that strive in this environment. They’re just like the ones we saw whilst travelling in Thailand!
The Mediterranean Biome
The Mediterranean Biome is equally as impressive as the Rainforest Biome yet different in its own way. This huge indoor garden has a Mediterranean climate with temperatures ranging from 9°C – 25°C, quite a bit cooler than the Rainforest.
In this Biome you can wander through the landscapes of the Mediterranean, South Africa, California and Western Australia. In the Citrus Grove you can see the giant lemon-like fruits called Citrons, which we think could taste great in a cake. Spend your afternoon following the golden mosaic path and let it take you on an adventure. Unearth the incredible story of the Eden Projects gnarled olive trunks.
The Western Australia Garden is full of the iconic Grass Tree’s that usually only grow in Western Australia and beautiful flowers. We loved the Everlastings wildflower; don’t you think it would look wonderful in Cliff House’s garden? In the spring, you can see the tulips that spread out like a carpet, decorating the Biome with the most beautiful colours.
Adventure and activities
The Eden Project also offers a range of Adventure Activities that have been popular with our guests and if you are looking for an adrenaline rush, you will not be disappointed. If you are daring enough, why not take on the SkyWire. Fly above the Eden Projects two Biomes on the fastest and longest zipwire in England. Covering 660 metres and travelling at speeds of up to 60mph.
There’s also Vertigo which is the 360° swing, with such spectacular views, would you have the nerve to go all the way over and do the 10m loop? The giant swing is the perfect opportunity for you and your friends to enjoy the wonderful views that the Eden Project has to offer. We may have forgotten to mention that you will be plummeting at 50mph from 65ft out, over a cliff edge.
Trust us, it’s worth the visit!
The Eden Project provides you with the perfect combination of relaxing walks and adrenaline rushing adventures. On site they have a variety of different places to get a bite to eat. Whether you are in the mood for a full meal or just an ice cream they will have you covered. We always recommend the Eden Project to our guests and love hearing their stories over breakfast. The Eden Project is only 45 minutes away from us and really does make a wonderful day out!