Eden Project | Tropical Biome

If you go down to the Eden Project these days you will find that there have been quite a few changes since it first opened on 17 March 2001, not least being the Treetop Rainforest Canopy Walkway which opened in June 2013. This was extended in 2017 to include a new Weather Maker section where visitors can immerse themselves in understanding how rainforests keep the earth alive. A wobbly rope bridge, a cloud bridge and a spot where you can experience a tropical storm offer breathtaking views over the rainforest canopy.

The Cloud Bridge

If you are able to cope with heights then you might want to ascend to the platform at the top of the 50m high biome. Remember this is a tropical environment and temperatures range from 18 – 35Β°C

The rainforest biome contains over 1,000 varieties of plants, but don’t expect to get good photos as you will find that because of the heat and moisture your camera lens steams up frequently.

But if you want to experience the sounds, the smells and the heat of a tropical rainforest, this is the place to come to.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Sue says:

    Most interesting, but perhaps not for me, due to Heights and Humidity!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I stopped at the wobbly rope bridge (no way was I crossing the cloud bridge with my camera) and headed downwards. We both know one person who would be scampering up to the top!

        1. Sue says:

          Haha, quite!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

      1. restlessjo says:

        Oi! Just because some of us are nimble. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Nimble, like anything with steps, like heights – I’m just jealous…

  2. beetleypete says:

    I would be happy to ascend, as I don’t mind heights. But I have never been there, so it will have to be a ‘maybe, one day’ for me.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  3. Su Leslie says:

    Looks amazing, but I’m with Sue — heights and humidity are two of my major “must-avoid”s πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      The height (as far as I went) isn’t too bad and you are only in here for a couple of hours so the humidity is bearable.

      1. Su Leslie says:

        A couple of hours!!!! I melt in the tropical house of our local Wintergarden, and I’m only in there for about 15 minutes. πŸ™‚

        1. Heyjude says:

          Well, you do need to take your coat off, and it can get a bit sweaty…

        2. Su Leslie says:

          πŸ™‚ Coat? What’s that.

  4. restlessjo says:

    I really do regret not making it down there. I suppose there’s still time. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well, see how things go next year. Spring is nice here.

  5. pommepal says:

    That is a place I would love to visit, I could feel the sweat breaking out and smell that distinctive rainforest smell. But then I live in that climate 24/7 itcan get uncomfortable. But what a great display

    1. Heyjude says:

      You don’t need to come here PP, you have this and more beauty on your doorstep. I think if I hadn’t travelled so much and seen so many gardens around the world then I wouldn’t be so disappointed with this place. Good for education purposes, but from a plantsman/woman point of view I am not that impressed.

      1. pommepal says:

        Oh well I will take it off my β€œwish I’d been there” list

  6. We so enjoyed our day at the Eden Project but were disappointed to find the climb to the top was closed. The reason was the extreme temperature – 35Β° which for us wasn’t extreme at all. 🌞 Like Jo, we would have gone right to the top.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, yes, I forgot that I knew another intrepid explorer πŸ˜€

      1. Never pass up an opportunity for adventure. Well, almost never. I do have my limits. πŸ˜€

  7. Wonderful. I didn’t know about this, so thank you for the info and pictures.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You’re welcome. It is excellent as an education centre.

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’d be up at the top as well, I love heights, just slowed down a bit by the asthma. I thought about getting one on of the local passes, but it wouldn’t get me there any more often.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s a fair distance for me too, but I will try to get there a few times next year. Spring is a good time if they still have all the tulip planting outdoors and summer might be a goer for the South African flora.

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