SX0454 : Eden Project Biomes

taken 4 years ago, near to Trethurgy, Cornwall, Great Britain

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Eden Project Biomes
Eden Project Biomes
The Mediterranean Biome at the Eden Project, with part of the Rainforest Biome in the left background.
Eden Project

The Eden Project was conceived in the mid 1990s by local record producer Tim Smit as an educational facility, by showcasing plants used for food and medicinal purposes.
Work on the site started in 1998 with the project officially opening to the public on 17 March 2001.

Utilising a recently decommissioned former china clay pit, the centrepiece consists of two large greenhouses, to create Biomes climatically controlled to provide conditions for Mediterranean and rainforest plants respectively. These are entered by a connecting entrance area. Also in the site is an educational centre and art gallery called The Core (opened in 2005), a stage (hosting an annual music festival among other events) and a large visitors’ centre. The whole area is landscaped with further planting. All soil both inside and outside the Biomes was made for the Project, that in the Biomes from composted bark and that in the landscaping from recycled domestic green waste.

It is one of the top visitor attractions in Cornwall, attracting around a million visitors each year.

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Date Taken
Monday, 11 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
Near (from Tags)
St Austell 
Place (from Tags)
Eden Project 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 049 548 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.6548N 4:44.5784W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 049 547
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Rainforest Biome  Mediterranean Biome  Geodesic 

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