If you’ve not heard to the Eden Project before, chances are you will probably recognise its iconic biome structure. Located in St Austell, Cornwall, the gigantic biomes house an indoor paradise where you can experience a worldly array of flora and fauna. It is a ‘must see’ when visiting Cornwall, as it is nothing short of an exceptional and wholly immersive attraction, along with my personal favourite within the county.
We started off in the larger of the two biomes, the Forrest Biome, which is described as a ‘rainforest in captivity’ and the largest indoor rainforest in the world, at that. You will feel as though you have been transported to another country from the minute you step inside, with its temperate and humid climate, indoor waterfall and towering canopy.
It’s not just plants and flowers that thrive within the biome environment, but there are also animals living there too. If you just take a minute to listen, you will hear that the whole place is wild with activity.
Don’t forget to visit the Canopy Walkway which takes you above the treetops for the most incredible view of the forrest-scape.
Next we headed over to the Mediterranean Biome, which is much less humid. Within are plants and flowers from the Mediterranean, South Africa, California and Western Australia.
If you are planning a visit to Cornwall, I really can’t recommend a trip to the Eden Project enough, it really is a world-class attraction.
My tips are to wear layered clothing, so that you can take off / put on with the different temperatures that you will be exposed to within the biomes. Also, I would say, spend a day looking around if you can, because there is so much to see and you’ll want to take your time . I’ve not covered everything that it as to offer in this blogpost and it is much bigger than it looks, in real life.
Before I go, I want to mention the Eden Kitchen, the fantastic cafe and dining space that sits between the two biomes. The food there is wholesome, hearty, organic and there are some great vegan options.