In June 2013 the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall went ‘dog friendly’. So now your four legged friend can accompany you on a trip to one of the most famous gardens in the world.
The Eden Project launched in 2003 with a groundbreaking horticultural endeavour on the site of old clay pits in Cornwall. The project, the brain child of Tim Smit – renowned for his work at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, covers acres of post industrial waste land which has been transformed into three distinct, landscaped environments. The world’s largest rainforest in captivity can be found in one of the huge biomes, whilst the Mediterranean hunkers down in the heat in another, and outside lays a huge expanse of terraced temperate gardens.
Dogs are allowed on site, but only outside – not in the biomes or cafes, Core etc. So if you’re planning on taking your pup along, make sure you’ve got a human friend who doesn’t mind taking it in turns to sit with the pooch whilst one of you explores inside.
There’s plenty of fresh water available for dogs, they are allowed in/through the ticket hall, and there’s a dog friendly undercover terrace eating area.
For a good ramble check out the Clay Trails just around the corner – some great trails through undeveloped china clay country.