Private guided tours

Make the most of your visit to Eden by treating yourself and a friend or loved one to a guided tour by one of our experienced guides, or a 'Become a gardener for a day' experience.

David Diaper showing a yellow cashew fruit to two visitors in Eden's rainforest

You can choose from three different themed private guided tours, one specialist guided tour, and our Become a gardener for a day experience.

Rainforest Biome private guided tour

Explore the largest rainforest in captivity. Find out how rainforests keep us alive and how to help conserve them. Explore a smallholding that grows cocoa for chocolate, compare the Malaysian back garden to your own and look out for the huge trading ship. 

  • Price for two people (including day admission to Eden): £100
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • All tours are subject to availability and a minimum of four days' notice will be required on tour requests

Mediterranean Biome private guided tour

Experience sights, scents and stories from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California. Take a journey from olive groves to flowers born of fire, heavenly scents to fallen gods, cowboys to cork, ancient cultures to new futures.

  • Price for two people (including day admission to Eden): £100
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • All tours are subject to availability and a minimum of four days' notice will be required on tour requests

Chocolate and chilli private guided tour

Cocoa trees, the source of chocolate, originally grew wild in Central and Latin America. The Aztecs and Mayans liked their cocoa brewed up with chillies – the original hot chocolate! Explore the Eden Project for this ‘food of the gods’ and its unlikely hot and spicy companion. Take your tastebuds on a journey from the Americas to West Africa as you discover a deliciously dark tale of conquest, love and trade, and turn up the heat in the chilli taste test. 

  • Price for two people (including tasting and day admission to Eden): £125
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • All tours are subject to availability and a minimum of four days' notice will be required on tour requests.

How to book your private guided tour

Tours are available to book on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10am or 1pm throughout the year and at 9.30am only during August.

To check availability and make a booking, please email guidedtours@edenproject.com or call Carol on 01726 811903.

You will be met in the Visitor Centre at the main entrance of the Eden Project by one of our experienced guides who will then take you on your chosen 90-minute tour. The price also includes day admission to the Eden Project.

Become a gardener for the day

A unique opportunity to spend the day working alongside Eden’s horticultural team in our world famous gardens and Biomes. Designed as an exclusive session for either one person or two booking together, this is a hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience giving you the chance to pick up tips and techniques from our gardeners.

The day includes:

  • Time in the Rainforest Biome, for example harvesting tropical fruits and spices while helping to tend the Malaysian home garden. 
  • An optional trip up to the top of the Rainforest Biome for an aerial view.
  • Planting tender vegetables or harvesting citrus fruits in the Mediterranean Biome, depending on the season. You may also get the opportunity to tend olives in the olive terraces or prune grape vines in the vineyard.
  • Outdoor gardening, such as sowing seeds, pruning trees and shrubs, mulching borders or harvesting fruit and vegetables. Plus a trip to our compost yard.
  • Lunch and refreshments, including a cuppa with the gardeners.
  • A gift to take home, plus a certificate.

What people say:
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for organising a fantastic day for my mum; she hasn't stopped talking about her day with the gardeners since she got back! I am so pleased she had a wonderful time." - Jade Oliver, who arranged a gardener for a day experience for her mother

Read a review in the Independent.

Booking:
The experience costs £99 for one person, including lunch and refreshments, and is currently available to over 18s only. We are also offering the experience for two people to book together for a total of £175. Please contact sburrell@edenproject.com to find out more.

Video

Man picking yellow cacao pod

Cocoa growing in our Rainforest Biome

See the bright yellow pods, and their delicious contents, in our rainforest.

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Explore our Rainforest Biome

Manned hot air balloon floats above tree canopy in Rainforest Biome

Take a steamy trek through the world's largest indoor rainforest!

Explore our rainforest

Mediterranean Biome

Many flowers in bloom in Eden's Mediterranean Biome

Experience the sights and smells of the Med, California and South Africa.

Explore the Biome