Eden Project

Posted on July 4, 2012 ยท Posted in Things to do in Padstow

Eden’s Visitor Centre opened to the public in May 2000 and the full site in March 2001. Since then we have seen nearly seven million visitors come through the doors and have witnessed the opening of The Core , our new education centre that Tim Smit called “the finest modern building in the world”.


In the warm temperate biome natural gardens bloom as in the Mediterranean, California and South Africa, habitats halfway between the wet green woods and the deserts.

The Eden Project successfully combines ecology, horticulture, science, art and architecture. It provides an informative and enjoyable experience while promoting ways to maintain a sustainable future in terms of human global dependence on plants and trees. The exhibits include over one hundred thousand plants representing five thousand species from many of the climate zones of the world.