The Eden Project – Giant Biomes in Cornwall, England Home to Over 1 Million Plants!

Posted on Jun 20 2017 - 10:58am by UOG

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Buried in a steep-sided clay crater, deep within the southwest corner of England you will find The Eden Project; a global garden, home to more than 1 million plants from 5000 different species and housing the worlds largest rainforest in captivity. The site was formally opened on 17th March 2001 after a successful bid to the Millennium commission secured a £37.5 million investment, helping transform the 35 acre site into nothing anyone had seen before. A small group of people who wanted to make a difference, some brilliant entrepreneurial minds, 7 years and 83,000 tonnes of soil later, the Eden Project you see today was constructed. Displaying over 20 exhibits, weaving human stories and tales of historic adventure around the plants to engage visitors and encourage them to think about our relationship with the natural world you can visit this wonderful place all year round in Cornwall, England. Learn more about the Eden Project and view more photos: http://escapemedic.com/2017/06/19/the-eden-project/

Eden Project Biomes in Cornwall, England

Eden Project Biomes in Cornwall, England

Guests of the project are taken on a journey in which they see how plants have changed the world and the ways in which they may continue to do so. Eden itself is a wonderful example of how an old mining site can be reclaimed into a celebration of nature where gardeners can experiment with new varieties of plants capable of thriving in future climates. Learn more about the Eden Project and view more photos: http://escapemedic.com/2017/06/19/the-eden-project/

Sunflowers can be used in plastic manufacturing, sugar beet for making bioethanol, in turn utilised for everyday compostable goods.

Sunflowers can be used in plastic manufacturing, sugar beet for making bioethanol, in turn utilised for everyday compostable goods.

Sunflowers can be used in plastic manufacturing, sugar beet for making bioethanol, in turn utilised for everyday compostable goods. Thinking about our impact on the environment allows us to explore new ideas to adapt to environmental challenges. Factories are now able to convert waste products into fuel for aircrafts and the emphasis on educational projects is increasing globally. Perhaps the next generation of conservationists will find even more remarkable ways to meet our energy demands.

Rainforest biome canopy walk

Rainforest biome canopy walk

After 15 years of intensive love and affection, Eden has recreated the natural conditions of the tropics so perfectly that it is now home to a thriving rainforest exhibiting some of the worlds most vital crops and plants. Averaging between 20-30 degrees celsius and 90% humidity you’ll certainly feel you have been transported to the middle of the Congo Basin upon entering the curved space frame. Over half of the world’s terrestrial animals and plants have made their home in the rainforest and this incredible diversity makes it such a magical place. There are still endless creatures, plants and medicines waiting to be discovered.

Learn more about the Eden Project and view more photos: http://escapemedic.com/2017/06/19/the-eden-project/