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The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a modern complex containing two large artificial biomes, one emulating a tropical and the other a Mediterranean natural environment. It is located in the county of Cornwall in the very south western part of England.

Inside each biome are thousands of plant species that are from all around the world. On the site of a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, the project took 2½ years to construct. The Tropical Biome, measures 55 metres (180 ft) high, 100 metres (328 ft) wide and 200 metres (656 ft) long, whilst the Mediterranean Biome measures 35 metres (115 ft) high, 65 metres (213 ft) wide and 135 metres (443 ft) long. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells, supported by steel frames. The structures are of the geodesic form, making them completely self-supporting.

The site opened to the public on 17 March 2001 and is not only a popular visitor attraction, but serves educational and research purposes.

Link to official Website of The Eden Project HERE