A tropical paradise in England. The Eden Project

In the west-country of England lies a world like no other. Full of strange plants, trees, wildlife and tourists! The Eden Project near  the town of St Blazey in Cornwall is the world’s largest greenhouse with two huge bio-domes to explore.

Since it opened in 2001 the Eden Project has become a popular tourist attraction, nestled in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, it’s a great place to spend a day and quite often an evening too as there’s more to the Eden project than wandering around looking at flowers and bugs.

Talks and courses

One thing the Eden project does fantastically well is educate people. Not just children too although they have some excellent events just for kids. Their courses range from making your business more environmentally responsible, to practical gardening and certified horticultural training. There’s also private guided tours of the bio-domes and all sorts of educational events to lean more about the environment. There’s always something happening on any day of the year.


Since 2002 the Eden project has become a popular music venue too. The beautiful surroundings and secluded location make it a perfect place for a summer concert. They also host the “Eden sessions” every year with artists including  Amy Winehouse, Muse, Lily Allen and Snow Patrol. There’s even a youth talent show and entertainment events throughout the year.

Where to stay

As the Eden Project is just 5km from the popular seaside town of St. Austell you’ll find lots of accommodation ranging from bed and breakfast, cosy cottages to rent and grand hotels, perfect for a romantic weekend away or a family holiday with the kids.

If you’re really looking to embrace the eco-friendly vibe why not stay the weekend in a Yurt? Something a little different to your average accommodation. Yurt Retreat Cornwall is just a 10 minute drive away near the town of Loswithiel. The Yurts have wood burners inside to keep walm and patio areas outside to relax and enjoy yourself.