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Eden Project
Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG Tel: 01726 811911

Introduction | Humid Tropical Biome | Warm Temperate Biome | Outside Landscape | The Big Build
Eden Project - Sculpture
Eden Project - Biomes
Eden Project - walking through the Humid Tropics Biome

A living theatre of Plants in the heart of Cornwall

All life of Earth depends upon the survival of the plants that surround us - each day of our lives, we use plants from every continent on the planet. The Eden Project is a gateway into this fascinating interactiveworld of plants and people, a living theatre, exploring our global garden inheritance - revealing plants, as you've never seen them before.

Eden is a truly unique experience, in the heart of Cornwall's Clay Mining country - a place to explore the amazing relationship that exists between the human population and the fascinating world of plants - and the extent that we depend on plants for our very existence.

The world's largest geodesic domes contain two distinct biospheres for you to explore, the Humid Tropical Biome featuring a jungle environment and the Warm Temperate Biome, featuring plant species from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Whilst outside there is a series of landscaped gardens where you can enjoy a diverse collection of plants from the Wild Cornwall section to the terraced tea slopes.

The Eden Project is very extensive, requiring a great deal of walking, often up and down sloping terraces. A train runs a regular service from the Visitor Centre to the entrance to the domes, but once inside the biomes there are a number of slopes to be contended with.

Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended. Once in the domes, you will immediately notice the change in humidity as you enter the Humid Tropical Biome, where temperatures reach 28 Centigrade - so regardless of the outside temperature, be warned that you will need a top layer of clothing that is easy to take off and easy to carry. On hot days, sun protection is also advisable (sun tan lotion and a hat) as the transparent ETFE film that the biomes are clad in, transmit UV light.

To enjoy your visit, plan to spend the whole day - there is so much to see; you need time to enjoy the sites true splendour. A visit to this dramatic and fascinating project will enable you to experience;

  • A fantastic range of plants from around the world.
  • Marvellous stories demonstrating the many ways in which man uses plants for; food, medicine, construction, entertainment, the air we breathe and a whole lot more.
  • Information on the relationship between plants and the development of our global cultures.
  • A glimpse into the future, following the use of plants in new designs and technologies.
  • A chance to get involved; feeling, tasting, seeing, and using plants on themed tours and in a wide range of workshops.
  • Demonstrations of resource use, and the showcasing of local and global projects and initiatives working towards securing a sustainable future.
  • Information and simple practical ideas on how to care for the plants, and their habitats, that provide for us. Working towards a sustainable future.

Introduction | Humid Tropical Biome | Warm Temperate Biome | Outside Landscape | The Big Build

Properties in St Austell

Cornwall Online has 21 Character properties offering Accommodation in this area

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St Austell

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Gwyndra Bed & Breakfast
St Austell

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Gwyndra Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast A spacious family home, built in the early 1930s, in the heart of St Austell, set in a large secluded garden. Breakfast is served in the light and airy dining room, where you can enjoy a full English breakfast. Located a couple of hundred yards away from the coach and railway station.
     Tel: 01726 73870

Hidden Valley Gardens - Garden Studio
Par Nr. Fowey

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Hidden Valley Gardens - Garden Studio

Self catering One of Top 20 UK best places to stay with gardens - The Times, 19th May 2012 Two,highly rated self-catering holiday accommodations that are available within the 3 acre award-winning garden known as Hidden Valley Gardens. It is ideal for a couple, particularly garden lovers, seeking a cosy/romantic getaway. Sleeping 2 people
     Tel: 01208 873225

Joncel
Mevagissey

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Joncel

Self Catering camping Touring A first floor Holiday flat, part of an attractive dormer bungalow in an elevated position on the fringe and overlooking the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey. Sleeps 4 people
     Tel: 01726 843534

Huel Tristram
St Austell

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Huel Tristram

Self Catering A luxury cottage located in the quiet, peaceful and picturesque village of Tregrehan overlooking Tregreghan Gardens Manor woods and nearby fields. Located on the south coast, this the most popular stretch of Cornwall. With a handful of beaches within 5 miles, and more to discover and enjoy.
  Quality in Tourism  4 star gold award Tel: 01726 810921

Yet Gwynn
St Austell

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Yet Gwynn

Self catering A luxury, traditional Cornish cottage located in the lovely village of Polgooth. Near to the south coast, with sandy beaches, quaint villages and Cornwalls renowned attractions nearby. Relax and enjoy
     Tel: 01872 501 991

Higher Menadew Farm Cottages
St Austell

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Higher Menadew Farm Cottages

Self catering A place where you can refresh, relax and unwind; families and couples love it here. Our stylish, 4 & 5 star self catering country cottages are exceedingly comfortable, welcoming and superbly equipped perfect for an enjoyable, memorable and effortless holiday at any time of year.
  Quality in Tourism/ Visit Britain  4 and 5 Star Gold award Tel: 01726 850 310

Tregrehan Garden Cottages
St Austell

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Tregrehan Garden Cottages

Self Catering A real paradise Tregrehan Gardens is a stunning estate and one of the Great Gardens of Cornwal,. Home of the Carlyon family since 1565, the holiday cottages are ideally located between Fower and Charlestown, one mile from the beach and , mile from The Eden Project.
Treat yourself to something special. Five casual Holidaqy Cottages sleeping 1-7+
Tregrehan Garden Cottages      Tel: 01726 812438

Boslinney Barn B&B
Mevagissey

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Boslinney Barn B&B

Bed & Breakfast Boslinney Barn offers bed and breakfast stays near Mevagissey and Gorran Haven in the heart of Cornwall, close to many fine beaches and interesting places to visit, including the renowned Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - Vegetarian option available. B&B in 3 ensuite double rooms
     Tel: 01726 843731

Lanhydrock Farm Cottages
Bodmin

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Lanhydrock Farm Cottages

Self Catering COTTAGES WITH HOT TUBS 2/4 AND 6 BED COTTAGES.Two Fishing lakes and direct access to UKs Premier National Trusts LANHYDROCK HOUSE 500acres estate.15 minutes to EDEN and Beach with Pub and restaurant.See my website with availability page and prices.
     Tel: 07737034522

East Crinnis Mongolian Yurts
Par

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East Crinnis Mongolian Yurts

Self Catering + Camping East Crinnis Yurts provides a fantastic holiday venue for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Set in a peaceful parkland location, on a level site, surrounded by a wonderful diversity of the natural world with a variety of wildlife. The small peaceful site situated on rural farmland is in the heart of Cornwall, an ideal springboard to explore the Duchy at large. Sleep 2 - 4
  Visit England / Quality in Tourism  4 star Tel: 01726 813023

Penmarlam Caravan & Camping
Fowey

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Penmarlam Caravan & Camping

Camping + Touring Located above the Fowey Estuary with stunning views across the hills. Boat storage and slipway access to the Estuary adjacent.
Penmarlam Caravan & Camping   AA  3 Pennants Tel: 01726 870088

Courtyard Cottage
Mevagissey

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Courtyard Cottage

Self catering Mevagissey Holidays in a Fully renovated Grade 2 listed Georgian townhouse in Mevagissey, situated 200 meters from the harbour. Courtyard Cottage offers flexible, spacious holiday accommodation over 3 floors. Comfortably sleeping 8, this well equipped cottage is perfectly located within Mevagissey, providing an ideal base for exploring the area. Free Wi-Fi, electricity, towels and linen included.
     Tel: 07599 922569

Piskey Cove
Pentewan nr St Austell

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Piskey Cove

Bed & Breakfast Piskey Cove is a friendly family business run by Gill and Alison Avery. All the rooms are en-suite, have a colour TV, along with tea and coffee making facilities. The back half of Piskey Cove is over 300 years old and the relatively modern front is 175 years old (we did say relatively modern).
     Tel: 01726 843781

Rescorla Farmhouse
St Austell

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Rescorla Farmhouse

Bed & Breakfast Rescorla Farm House is nestled in the peace of the countryside and commands stunning views- With ample on site parking Rescorla Farm is ideally located within walking distance of the Eden Project and short drives to local wineries; Fowey; The Lost Gardens of Heligan; Lanhydrock House and gardens; Bodmin Jail Museum and steam railway; Wheal Martyn China Clay Heritage Centre; Screech Owl Sanctuary; The Camel Trail (bike hire available); The Pine Lodge Gardens and Charlestown Shipwreck Heritage Centre.
     Tel: 01726 851669

St Margarets Park
St Austell

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St Margarets Park

Self Catering Holiday Park St. Margarets park offers a choice of quality holiday accommodation set in the heart of Cornwall. Twenty-nine self catering holiday lodges and superbly restored 18th Century Engine House nestle in six acres of peaceful parkland with a meandering steam running through the park. 29 Holiday Lodges - sleeping 2 to 6 people
  Quality in Tourism / Visit England  5 Star Tel: 01726 74283

The Old Shop Apartment
Mevagissey

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The Old Shop Apartment

Self catering The Old Shop Apartment is a self-contained one bedroom ground floor apartment sleeping two/four people. With all of the rooms on the ground floor, this property is ideal for anyone who prefers not to use stairs and occasional wheelchair users. Sleeps 2 + 2
     Tel: 07599 922569

Pier House Hotel
St Austell

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Pier House Hotel

Bed & Breakfast The Pier House Hotel is situated on the picturesque harbour of Charlestown with stunning views of the port and coastline of St Austell bay. The Hotel itself has 26 bedrooms, a bar/bistro and an a la carte restaurant offering many different delights from cream teas to lobster caught locally here in Charlestown.
  Quality in Tourism, AA  3 star Tel: 01726 67955

Tremarne Hotel
Mevagissey

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Tremarne Hotel

Bed & Breakfast + Hotel The Tremarne Hotel nestles above the idyllic fishing village of Mevagissey in a tranquil and peaceful setting with commanding views to Portmellon Cove and Chapel Point. Perfect for visitors all year round to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. All rooms individually styled and well appointed.
  Quality in Tourism  2 star Tel: 01726 842 213

Sun Valley Holiday Park
St Austell

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Sun Valley Holiday Park

Self Catering Static Caravan + Holiday Park This family-run park is friendly,comfortable and exquisitely maintained, and whether you choose to stay in one of the parks luxurious modern caravans Sun Valley is perfectly positioned for exploring the sandy beaches, quiet coves and historic harbours which abound on Cornwalls gentle south coast.
Sun Valley Holiday Park   CTB member,, Quality in Tourism / Visit England  4 Star \ AA 5 Pennant Holiday Park Tel: 01726 843266

East Crinnis
Par

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East Crinnis

Self Catering Two lovely self catering log cabins - sleeping 2-8 people. Individually designed & hand crafted with spacious character accommodation. One suitably equipped for disabled persons. Ideally situated for exploring Cornwall
East Crinnis   Visit England  4 star Tel: 01726 813023

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