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Bodelva, St. Austell,
Cornwall, PL24 2SG




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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Usually open every day except Christmas Day plus Mondays/Tuesdays in January and the first week of February.
Opening times vary seasonally; please check our website for the most up-to-date information before you visit, www.edenproject.com.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Eden welcomes groups of all ages and interests. Special group rates available! Call 01726 811903

Group Appointment: Yes

call 01726 811903 or e-mail cbarrett@edenproject.com

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

With three climatic zones and over a million plants, Eden never fails to provide anything less than a jaw-dropping horticultural extravaganza, whatever time of year you visit. Our quietest periods are outside of the school holidays.

To see:

Our website will always have the latest information about current and forthcoming seasonal highlights - be sure to check back regularly!

Admission Prices

Full details at www.edenproject.com/visit-us/tickets-and-tours.
Discount for online advance tickets, and groups.
Your entry can bring annual membership at no extra charge; simply Donate or Gift Aid when you buy your ticket and you will receive an Annual Pass (activation required), giving you free entry for a whole year.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs are welcome at Eden. They must be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted in some indoor areas, including the Biomes. Assistance dogs allowed in all areas. Top tip! - at peak periods, arrive early in the morning or after lunch to avoid our busiest times. Many special events throughout the year - check website for latest information, www.edenproject.com.

Garden Features & Events

28 March - 12 April 2015 The Great Eden Egg Hunt Join the eggstravaganza at Eden this Easter. Hunt out the hidden eggs to trade for tasty treats. Scramble through our inflatable obstacle course and tuck into our egg-themed fairground games. After all the egg-sertion, chill out in the Biomes and listen to a magical tale from our storytellers. 3 - 4 May 2015 Cornwall International Male Voice Choir Festival Don't miss your chance to hear the choirs singing over these two days. For full details of their programme visit www.cimvcf.org.uk 22 - 31 May 2015 Strange Science During May half-term, discover the bugs that look after your body, try out some kitchen chemistry, and see the unseen. Discover a whole lot of science that's so strange you couldn't make it up. 1 - 21 June 2015 Green Fingers Festival Learn some tricks of the trade. We'll be sharing our gardening knowledge in free talks and demonstrations, taking you behind the scenes of some of our best horticultural exhibits, and welcoming along celebrity guest speakers like Diarmuid Gavin, Charlie Dimmock and David Domoney. June & July 2015 Eden Sessions Each summer we host world-class bands and artists to captivate you in front of our magical Biomes setting. This year's line-up includes Elton John on 16 & 17 June - standard tickets have all sold out, but 'Sessions Plus' premium packages are available, offering priority parking, champagne reception, four-course meal and more. It's the ultimate way to do the Sessions in style! For all the latest details on this year's line-up visit www.edensessions.com Hangloose at Eden See the Eden Project from a completely different perspective with Hangloose. The adventurous can soar over the Biomes on the 'SkyWire' at up to 60 mph, get extreme thrills on the 'Gravity' giant swing and, new in 2015, dive off 'The Drop'! For more information visit www.hanglooseadventure.com 24 July - 2 September 2015 Dinosaurs Just when you thought it was safe to take a stroll into the Rainforest ... they're back. Dinosaurs! Meet a life size T.rex joined by some of its friends or ... prey. If you visited us last year be sure to come again; there are many new treats in store. Will we stay on land, or take to the seas or the skies? 10-27 September 2015 Harvest Welcome to a mezze selection of activities celebrating food and drink. Celebrity chefs take to the stage with demos, talks and tastings. Plus storytelling and tips on a whole range of culinary skills. Leave enough time to take a trip around the Global Gardens, to discover some of the interesting ingredients that will be used in the fabulous dishes being prepared. 3 October 2015 Eden Beer Festival Our annual Beer Festival, in conjunction with St Austell Brewery, features dozens of the UK's best specialty beers and ciders for you to savour. Plus there's tasty food, and live bands to dance the night away. Entry includes a free commemorative glass, programme and drinks tokens. This is an over-18s ticketed event, and booking is recommended. 24 October - 1 November 2015 Halloweden Visit Eden over half term for lots of spooky activities, creepy creations and ghostly goings on - such as potion making, pumpkin carving and amazing nocturnal creatures. 31 October 2015 Little Monsters' Ball Get your fancy dress on and join us for a spooky evening of fang-tastic fun for all the family. There'll be plenty of creepy activities, tasty themed treats in our cafes and a bone-shaking disco in our Olive Grooveyard. The ice rink will be open and is sure to chill you to the bone. October 2015 - Spring 2016 Ice Skating Our glittering glacial ice rink heralds the start of our winter season. Our varied programme has something for everyone, from ice play for toddlers through sessions for beginners and on to the more advanced. We run skating lessons too, for those who are starting out or who wish to improve their technique. 28 November - 3 January 2016 Christmas at Eden. This Christmas at Eden we will have festive delights for all the family. Come and escape the cold in our Rainforest Biome and Mediterranean gardens, where there is sure to be colour to brighten winter days. Feel the chill with a skate on our sparkling ice rink, then warm up with hot, tasty food and drinks. 28 November - 24 December 2015 Father Christmas Father Christmas and his elves will be in residence, with a spellbinding story to tell in an enchanting show that delights children and big kids alike. Begin your magical treat by following our special Christmas trail around Eden, leading you to his toasty warm winter basecamp and the elves' workshop.

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National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

We've got some amazing value deals with Eden Project Breaks. For our latest offers and to book visit www.edenprojectbreaks.com or call 0871 360 2788.


You'll find fabulous places to eat and drink at Eden. We use local, seasonal or fairly-traded products wherever we can. Try the Eden Kitchen, where our chefs create delicious dishes right in front of your eyes, or go al fresco on the Med Terrace and soak

Inns & Pubs:
Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Whilst you're in the area, why not visit our friends at The Lost Gardens of Heligan?

Description of Garden

Described as the eighth wonder of the world, the Eden Project is a global garden for the 21st Century. Discover the story of plants that have changed the world and which could change your future.
Experience the sights, smells and sheer scale of the largest rainforest in captivity, with a tree canopy almost 50 metres high! See how chocolate grows, where sugar comes from and what a cola tree looks like.
Stroll past lemon and olive trees, vines and perfumed herbs on a colourful sensory journey taking in the Mediterranean, South Africa and California.
Get outside and explore! We've over 30 acres of outdoor planting growing here under the warm Cornish sun, not to mention world-class art installations and unique sculpture across the site.
There's always plenty to do at Eden, with our seasonal events programme, kids' activities and ever-changing exhibits. Find out what will be happening when you visit, at www.edenproject.com or call us on 01726 811911.

History Of Garden

Cornwall's spectacular Eden Project fully opened in spring 2001. It had previously been a disused china clay pit. The project cost £80 million and entailed the construction of two enormous geodesic domes.

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