Saturday 30 June 2012
The Eden Project in Cornwall is home to the world's largest greenhouse. The artificial biomes house plants from across the globe. The Eden Project is approximately 3 miles from St Austell.
The biomes are joined together to house groups of plants from continents around the world. The hexagonal plastic cells are supported by steel frames and the controlled atmospheres reflect various environments and the plant life that they are designed to support.
This is one of the main visitor attractions in Cornwall. The Eden Project employs around 650 members of staff and contributes substantially to the local economy. The project has received over £56 million in funding through The Millenium Commission and additional funds from the EU and the Regional Development Agency.
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