A magical and unique experience - one of the best gardens in the world.
About Eden Project
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.
Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Food Stall (Food and Drink), Cafe/Restaurant - Indoor Seating, Cafe/Restaurant - Outdoor Seating, Car Park (Free), Playground, Gift Shop, Large Nursery/Garden Centre
Winter: Snowdrops, Cherry Blossom, Daffodils, Winter Garden, Winter Light Trail
Spring: Bluebells, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders, Wildflower Meadow
Autumn: Orchard, Autumn Colour,
Year-Round: Fernery, Formal Garden, Kitchen Garden, Herb Garden, Woodland Walk, Greenhouses/Glasshouses/Biomes, Stream/River, Pool/Pond, Lakes, Sculpture Garden, Tropical Plants, Nature Trail
Tickets & Discounts
Day ticket prices: Please go to edenproject.com/tickets for current prices
Concessions: Latest ticket price information available on the Eden website. Save money with a Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), or residents of Cornwall or Devon can get a Locals’ Pass, saving around 50% compared with admission.
Season ticket prices: Please go to edenproject.com/tickets for the latest information
Membership discounts: Not available.
Good to Know
Dog Walking: Only assistance dogs are allowed within the Biomes and Core building.
Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Wheelchair 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 01726 811911.
Bicycle Storage: Yes - You can lock up your bike.
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.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using PL24 2ED
Last Entry: : 1 hour 30 mins before ‘Closing Time’.
Size of Site: 37 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by Eden Project in 2021.