The Eden Project is one of the most important tourist attractions in Cornwall and involves the largest greenhouse in the world, which boasts hundreds of plant species and rare plant types. The Eden Project is a great place for nature enthusiasts and botanists to have a glimpse of a number of different species of flora. Even if you do not know much about plants or nature, the Eden Project is still a great place to visit and particularly good for families.
Llocated in a Kaolinite pit found around 4 miles from St.Austell and 2 miles away from St. Blazey, both being located in Cornwall, the Eden Project is an artificial biome which took two and a half years of planning and execution to complete. The mastermind behind the project was Tim Smit and it was designed by Nicholas Grimshaw and the attraction eventually opened on the 17th of March in 2001.
The main features of the Eden Project are the two main enclosures, which are made of adjoining domes. These structures house many rare plant species from across the globe and each individual dome is an artificial simulation of a natural biome. The domes are made up of inflated plastic cells in both pentagonal and hexagonal shapes and steel frames support each of the cells. The first dome emulates the climate of the Mediterranean region, while the other one imitates a tropical climate.
This is really quite a unique attractions which is worth visiting for sure but in truth my wife and I had seen pretty much everything within three hours. For that reason, I would strongly recommend to combine a trip to the Eden Project also with a visit to a location such as Looe and Polperro or St.Ives.