Eden Project, St. Austell, Cornwall
St. Austell , Cornwall
Tel: 44 1726 811 911
Concierge.com'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.