The Eden Project was first thought up in 1995 by Tim Smit, a talented and visionary archaeologist turned Businessman. Tim Smit was born in Holland but spent most of his life in the UK and now lives in Cornwall.
From the first thoughts in 1995, it was going to be 6 years until the doors opened to what we now know as The Eden Project, a row of eight Biomes (the bubbles!) created in a 160-year-old china clay quarry in St Austell in in Cornwall.
Inside these biodomes are plants in all shapes and sizes. All collected from all the corners of the world. Inside these biodomes are plants in all shapes and sizes. All collected from all the corners of the world. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The first dome simulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment.
Since 2001 The Eden Project has not only offered visitors and tourists in Cornwall a memorable day out with its stunning gardens and events, is has also brought transformational social and environmental projects right to our doorstep, creating unforgettable learning experiences for students, doing valuable research into plants and conservation and making sure the operations is consistently run in the greenest possible way.
The Eden Project
The Eden Projects aims to inspire people to go and discover the kind of society we should all want to live in, one that is sustainable for us now and for the generations to come.
The Eden Project is the world's largest rainforest in captivity with steamy jungles and waterfalls, it is cutting-edge architecture and buildings, stunning garden displays all year round and has world-class sculptures and art for the visitors to enjoy. When in Cornwall, don’t miss The Eden Project.
You could fit the Tower of London in the Rainforest Biome and Guinness Book of Records heralds the Biomes as the biggest conservatories in the world.