Eden Project

A Car Free Day Out around St Austell CL02

Eden Project, near St Austell, photo courtesy of Eden

Eden Project, near St Austell, photo courtesy of Eden

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An unforgettable experience in a breathtakingly epic location, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden the size of thirty football pitches, nestling like a lost world in a crater overlooking St Austell Bay. One of the giant conservatories contains a majestic rainforest cathedral, the other is home to the fruits of the Mediterranean and the flowers of South Africa and California. Outside in the landscaped grounds you will find tea, lavender, sunflowers and hemp. Eden is a place to tell a hundred plant stories, from cocoa and coffee to bananas and rubber. From plants and medicine to plants in construction. From paper and wine and from perfume to brewing.

In order to ensure there is something new to see each time you visit, we have developed a fantastic programme of seasonal events. From the brilliant displays of bulbs in our Spring Collection, to the family fun in summers’ Survival Challenge and the sparkling ice rink in our winter festival A Time of Gifts; there’s always something different to see and do! See our website for information on what will be happening when you visit! www.edenproject.com

Opening Hours:
Winter opening hours begin:
November – February, 10:30-16.00

Summer opening hours begin:
March – September, 10:00-18:00

Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Opening times and dates can vary, so please check our website www.edenproject.com before you visit. Late evenings available on selected dates.

How can people get to Eden without the Car:

Cycling & Walking

Clay trail, leaving the Eden Project, near St Austell

Clay trail, leaving the Eden Project, near St Austell


Walkers and cyclists can follow the Clay Trails cycle routes. There are also combined footpath and road routes from Luxulyan, Par and St Austell which all have rail links. See local map OS Explorer 107.
There is a reduced price admission for cyclists and walkers, and you can use our fast track admission desk.


Save money with a discounted Eden admission ticket which includes your bus fare on First and Western Greyhound buses to Eden.

St Austell Station to Eden:
First 101
Western Greyhound 527

Newquay to Eden:
Western Greyhound 527

Lostwithiel to Stenalees via St Austell and Luxulyan station:
First 24

This bus will drop you off near our North gate (a walk of about half a mile to the nearest car park served by a park-and-ride bus) or our East gate (about ½ mile from our visitor centre).