send to printer

Eden Project, St. Austell, Cornwall

St. Austell , Cornwall
Tel: 44 1726 811 911's insider take:

In 2001, this exhausted 34-acre china clay pit became a kind of geodesic dome eco-theater, a global garden illustrating the relationship between plants and people. "Biomes" demonstrate disparate climates: Mediterranean with citrus trees and olives, rain forest (housed in the world's largest greenhouse), and an outdoor garden planted with maize, lavender, tea, and hemp. It's a surprisingly fun way to get eco-educated. When the Biomes are lit up at night, the Eden Project also makes for an atmospheric venue for gigs—past performers have included Moby, Goldfrapp, and Brian Wilson.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.