Eden Project
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Trek through the world's largest indoor rainforest, take in the sights and smells of our Mediterranean Biome, and explore our huge outdoor gardens. At the Eden Project you'll discover the fascinating relationships between plants and people. You'll also find a full calendar of family events throughout the year and music festivals in the summer. As an educational charity we run transformational social and environmental projects locally and internationally.
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  • Carolyn T
    Larne, United Kingdom140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out!
    So interesting and it would be amazing to return to see the seasonal changes if I lived nearby. You can ‘go’ to so many different parts of the world all in a little microcosm in Cornwall. Loved the biomes and the smell when you walked into the Mediterranean biome transports you to Italy or France. Loved that my dog was welcome too albeit they can’t enter the biomes and some other areas but many people were taking turns to look after their dogs and go explore and enjoying the wonderful cafes on offer. You can spend the whole day there and it’s not something I would miss if ever in that area of Cornwall.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 June 2023
  • alex S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality staff make the difference!!!!
    My pregnant wife and i went to the recent Incubus gig at the Eden project. What could have been a stressful experience was amazing due to the venue but most importantly the staff. Kelly, Kirstin and Catherine on security for the chilled area were brilliant. They were caring and compassionate, helping me look after my wife, making sure we were comfortable and happy. I cannot praise these ladies and the venue enough! What an amazing gig and place. Thank you so much
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Nancy M
    9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile
    Revisit after 12 years. Gardens are still delightful however it seems to need some updating in its signage. It used to be leading edge with environmental information but seems a bit behind now. Registering for tickets online did not speed up entry. Helpful to have shuttle back to parking lot as it is quite a trek depending on mobility concerns.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • hlauren
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place, very interesting, entry a bit pricey
    - Very educational exhibitions and information. -Stunning domes with a huge variety of tropical and med flora and fauna. - I can appreciate a place of this scale needs money to run but it’s a shame that it’s so pricey, especially still for students/youths. 2 of my friends were interested but couldn’t afford the entry fee so decided against it, it’s particularly unfortunate as the people who have an initial small interest need this kind of inspiration help them make eco changes in their lives etc.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Jake
    Rothwell, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place in Cornwall
    Me and my family came here last week while on holiday in Hayle. We visit here most years we come and it never fails to impress us. We looked round the domes and they were nice the waterfall in the dome was great. Afterwards we had a cheese pizza and it was delicious. Every time come they change some of it as well.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Linda D
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lived the gardens snd plants
    I really enjoyed visiting the Eden project having first visited soon after it opened. I really enjoyed walking around the gardens and looking at all the amazing flowers and plants in the viodomes. The information provided was also v helpful and I really enjoyed my trip. The two negatives for me were public transport to the Eden project and also they don't rake cash. Why they can't take cash as doesn't make sense to me and doesn't seem to fit with their ethos. Secondly public transport they encourage you to use it but firstly I found out that no public transport at all on a Sunday to the Eden project so my first plan was scuppered. Changed plans come midweek had wait quite while when got st austell fir Lostwithiel bus and that came OK. Coming back however the buses were every 2 hours so not great deal flexibility when travelling that way. I understand the Eden buses were stopped last year and to tie in with the ethos I'm sure much more could be done to encourage people to use buses ic tgere was a mire frequent service. I got talking lady who had got raxi previous day as she couldn't find a bus from St austell. Please consider those who can't drive or unable to and those on holiday and improve the transport The Eden project itself was v worthwhile and plants amazing so if those rwo issues could be addressed.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Holiday_Mad_0
    London, United Kingdom173 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit but take your own food
    Learned about the whole project many years ago in school but first time here. Put aside the bendy roads and the extremely long queue to the car parking area, we did enjoyed ourselves. There is one downside though. There were lots of school trips on the day we went and many pupils were allowed to go off in groups, which is not a problem, but quite a few groups were causing quite a scene with shouting and jumping on wobbly bridges, sitting and blocking pavements and walkways. The teachers or adults were nowhere to be seen. Food- we tried the burgers inside the link area but were disappointed with the service and the quality of food. Unforuntely, further training is required on food hygiene and attention to detail. There are water fountains around so take a refillable bottle. They also sell the Eden project gin too.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Kev575
    Boston, United Kingdom136 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    First went here just after it initially opened & have been a couple of times since. Always good to see how a site progresses over time. The biomes certainly don't disappoint & it was excellent to see how much the outside borders had progressed. Not sure about the "art" exhibitions though, but maybe that's just not my thing. Overall, it's still a bucket list attraction, even if it does seem to want to be a theme park as well.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • LOLIPOP39
    111 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trek back to the car !!!
    Don’t get me wrong it is worth a visit but it’s a long walk from the car park , if you aren’t good on your legs it might be worth hiring a motorised chair for the day . There doesn’t seem to be many staff around to show you where to go . We could see the domes but it wasn’t immediately obvious how to get into them . Once inside the dome it was beautiful with lots of tropical plants etc . It was very hot inside the domes so I’d advice wearing cooler clothing . Not a lot it seemed for young children going on infact I think they’d be a bit bored . I am 57 and I’d had enough by the 2nd dome . There is a restaurant on site selling reasonable meals , it wasn’t to busy when we visited and a table was easily come by . Getting back to the car was a challenge it was about 2 miles all up hill phew ! I’m not sure if they operate buses to the car parks but it wasn’t obvious if they did . It is worth a visit but once you’ve been you probably wouldn’t return as it wouldn’t offer anything more than already observed and the thought of that trek again would put me off a bit maybe .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • lrk
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you need a rainy day activity
    Is it too expensive? Possibly, definitely book online for the cheaper price rather than paying when you get there. That said we enjoyed around 4 hours there. We went on a rainy day, yes there are outdoor bits but you will spend most of your time in the biomes. The rainfall one was amazing, lots to see, different views, an amazing place. The main cafe was not so good on our visit, maybe short staffed? They all looked a bit frazzled. Long queues for food, piles of boxes to the sides and it’s not good seeing uncooked food carried through the main eating area. The pasties were good though, this is Cornwall after all. Next time we would try the smaller, quieter cafe in the Mediterranean biome.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 July 2023
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Carol E
Dundee, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Very disappointed with our visit . The Biomes were fine but the gardens outside were an absolute disgrace - full of weeds and crops were poor . Too commercial , too expensive , not enough real gardening . Would not recommend.
Written 18 June 2024
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Adrian D
Basingstoke, UK412 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Totally unimpressed by the whole experience. I can see plants at RHS Wisley, in nicer surroundings and cheaper.
£42 per adult and they wanted another £6 for a pamphlet!!!
Why is it £38 if you book in advance ?
Had I known , I would have stood outside and booked on my phone and then walked in.
And "no egg" mayo sandwich???
I am being kind giving it 2.
They try to hide the cost by saying it is an annual pass, but most people travel miles, and will never return after a first visit.
You need to up your game and reduce the cost.
Written 17 June 2024
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99KAI
Pula, Croatia8 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Friends
This is probably the worst example of insult pricing I have seen at a tourist attraction…. £42 per adult is disgraceful for what you see, yes the plants are rare, different and possibly interesting but being ripped off is what happens…. Rain forest dome interesting, Mediterranean dome was awful
Please take my advice…. DO NOT give the Eden Project £42 to enter
Written 16 June 2024
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SmurfTrips
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Jun 2024 • Couples
This is not an activity to do when in it rains as alot of it is outdoors or you have to travel outside where there is no cover to get to all the different areas. Staff were not very friendly and didn't seem like they wanted to be there. Would be nice if staff informed you or there was a sign that said if there was a talk or tour on that day and time so you can join if you wish.

There needs to be more signage around and in areas educating people on what area they are in and how the Eden project has helped in that area of the world. There was small signs on some of the plants but they didn't tell you much other than their name and where they are from. These signs were small and can easily be missed. Would be great to have an audio tour that people could scan and listen to on their phones to learn more information about the plants. Have signs informing about what plants are and what they are used for, because unless you knew the plant you wouldn't know what it was used for. Some plants have multiple functions by using different parts of it there was no information on any of this that we saw. Inform people on some brands that are using sustainable sources. Would be nice to know how endangered some of the plants are due to deforestation or because of human interaction.

It needs to be more eco friendly over all was very disappointed in how little they do at the site to make it more green. Need to use reusable sustainable energy do more than just recycling bins.
Written 14 June 2024
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kieran g
Cork, Ireland127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
If you are in Cornwall this is a MUST see.I am over 60 and I have travelled quite a bit. Even if you are not add it to your to do list. The most amazing place I have ever visited. It just blew my mind in every way. Its one of these places that you just cannot explain to people how vast and amazing it is .You just have to see it.
MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW.
Written 14 June 2024
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suntan47
Chelmsford, UK947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Visited as a group from our cruise ship .

Wow , we had wanted to visit here since it first opened , so glad we did . It looks extremely futuristic and was fun to walk around .

We started in the Tropical Dome , which felt very warm . There are some amazing plants here . Then onto the Mediterranean Dome , a little cooler but again with an incredible amount of plants & flowers .

There were several other interactive area to walk around . We noticed restaurants and a large shop .

There were staff working in the gardens that were happy to speak to you about plants you were looking at .

Our guide was great , telling us all about the gardens before we arrived. We picked up a map inside which helped too .

We could have stayed for longer , a day would have been great .

Do go if you get a chance it’s totally worth it .
Written 12 June 2024
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mrandyreynolds
Clapham, UK96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Let's start with the positive, the Rainforest domes were excellent by far the highlight
Mediterranean was OK but miles behind the Rainforest
Queues for food was long, food was ok and reasonably priced for where you are
At £40 a person you would have thought they would employe some gardeners to weed and tidy the outside gardens which were poor at best
Won't be in a rush to return
Written 12 June 2024
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declanmullally
Tullamore, Ireland5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Having heard so much in advance of going I was a little disappointed. Very expensive. Half the entry fee is justifiable. Considering the overall construction cost of £141million you would expect much more. It’s a white elephant in truth. We had soup which was lovely however the main courses on offer looked awful which is why we had the soup.
Definetely not a place for anyone with mobility issues but they do provide wheelchairs to use if you want one. I had to push the wheelchair back up the hill to the car park and it nearly killed me. Literally. So keep that in mind folks.
I wouldn’t go back and in truth considering the entry fee there are better places to spend your money.
Trelawney garden centre is nice to walk around and it’s free with better food.
Written 12 June 2024
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Stu & Les On Travels
Preston, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We visited again this May during the school holidays, we did the same thing last year but this time we were greatly disappointed.
They had crammed in so many people, it did not feel safe, I would love to know the maximum they are aloud to have because this was ridiculous! It was a day spent in queues, with a granddaughter getting very restless and fed up. Last year she loved it, stopping to ask questions, taking photographs but this year we were just pushed along in a continuous "snake". In the biome environments it was far to hot and claustrophobic, everyone around us was also complaining about the pushing and shoving. It was not the behavior of the public that was at fault, it was the sheer volume of people they had aloud in. The staff were virtually non-existent, probably fed up of people complaining.
There was nowhere to sit, we were seeing elderly and young families really struggling.
A year ago, I would have strongly recommended The Eden Project but not anymore.
It is no longer about the environment, it is purely a commercial concern. Food, drinks, ice-creams all very expensive, if you were lucky enough to get any after queueing for hours (that is not an exaggeration of time) I asked a chap if he felt okay, he told me he felt dizzy after queueing for almost an hour and a half to get his children an ice-cream!
When we arrived a car-park attendant was waving everyone to an off road type path, this was about 9:30am. The road lead to a field with another attendant who I asked where the disabled parking was and he told me we should have asked the first guy!! We had to leave my wife's wheelchair, struggle across a field and queue for a park and ride bus, we did manage to get on the third bus of the morning. So from arriving at 9:30 for an 11am ticket, we did get in for around 11:30. Needing a drink after the travelling, waiting and queueing we decided it would be best to get some lunch and joined the queues. It took an hour at least in the food queue and so a good chunk of the day had already been wasted.
It is not a cheap day out with the family and despite a pleasant visit in 2023 we will not be returning. What should be an informative and educational, pleasant visit was more like cattle herding. Waste of time and money
Written 12 June 2024
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Rhonda E
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Hideously obscenely expensive! Overhyped. $84 AUD or 42GBP each for a year pass - no day pass, no senior concession. How many overseas visitors return within a year - especially from Australia or NZ. After having walked miles to get there and down long winding path from car park we did pay to go in thinking this place must be excellent. We were disappointed. On entering the first biome we were greeted with a huge pile of rubble where something had been demolished. Many of the small wooden displays were needing attention due to rot. The Australian section just seemed to feature kangaroo law and grass trees. The smell of food from a cafe within that biome was off-putting. There was a huge empty cafe outside, I don’t know why they needed to do this. Go to the Lost Gardens of Heligan instead.
Written 11 June 2024
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