In 1995, a working clay pit was nearing the end of its economic life and having restored the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tim Smit was on the lookout for a setting to showcase the worlds most important plants.

The story continues with a sketch on a napkin which slowly evolves in to the magnificent build you see today. The doors of the Eden Project officially opened on March 17th 2001.

The Eden Project is the home to the largest indoor rainforest in the world, boasting over 1000 varieties of plant. The dome and trees tower above you as you explore the stunning rainforest.