The Eden Project: The $160 million biomes home to music festivals, innovators, and charitable work
Ever heard of the Eden project? Less than 25 years ago, the clay mining countryside of Cornwall in Great Britain was nothing spectacular. It was littered with industrial waste and lay barren between the rolling hills. Everything changed in 1996, when the Cornwall countryside became the location for a spectacular vision, The Eden Project.
The Eden Project is an educational charity that strives to foster connection between humans and nature and build a community dedicated to forging a more sustainable future. Their events, held in vast biome structures and an outdoor amphitheater, empower visitors through art, nature, and education.
In 1998, the gorgeous biomes (or bubbles) were built, setting Guinness World Records with their scaffolding structures. The two largest biomes hold replicas of a rainforest environment and a Mediterranean environment. Art and nature are entwined in the biomes; all are aesthetically pleasing and celebrate the beauty of the natural world. Instead of obscuring the environment, the biomes showcase the its splendor.
Watch a time lapse of the building process here.
Not only is the Eden Project an art piece in itself, but it celebrates other art forms as well. The site now hosts outdoor concerts in its grand amphitheater, with artists such as Blondie, Bijork, Elton John and more that are dedicated to an earth-conscious career.
They also host events that aim to educate visitors about sustainable living. They have a Penguin Pride literary fest as well as charity centered sessions to inspire more green living and support those fighting the good fight.
The real magic of Eden are the domes; they hold indoor rainforest and some of the most magnificent gardens in the world. For about $53, you can get a day pass to view it all.
We hope to visit Eden one day and report on it ourselves!