Rainforest Biome

Trek through the world's steamy rainforests in the largest jungle in captivity, complete with luscious tropical plants, a huge crashing waterfall and a canopy walkway.

Top 10 things to see in the Rainforest Biome

  1. The Canopy Walkway, where you can take a stunning walk among the treetops.
  2. The Rainforest Balloon that lifts our gardeners up to the canopy.
  3. Our Malaysian hut, complete with vegetable plot and paddy field.
  4. The waterfall, crashing through our South American rainforest.
  5. The African totem sculpture made from timbers recycled from Falmouth Docks.
  6. Bananas - spot bunches of them high up in the trees.
  7. Nuts and spices - meet tasty and surprising plants such as vanilla and cashew.
  8. Rubber trees, that are used to make everything from car tyres to condoms.
  9. Cocoa and chocolate - everyone's favourite beans.
  10. The lovely roul-roul partridges and Sulawesi white-eye birds.

We recently had two Titan arums – the biggest flower in the world – bloom in our rainforest: find out more.

The Rainforest Balloon

The Rainforest Balloon is a research tool invented by scientists for safe, non-destructive access to the rainforest canopy. Since 1999 it has been used in Gabon, Madagascar, Panama and French Guyana also at Eden during 2004 and 2005.

We’re delighted to have brought the Rainforest Balloon back to Eden to allow our horticultural staff to access the canopy for pruning and monitoring.

Explore the Rainforest Biome on Google Street View

Rainforest Biome Google Street View here
Family on Rainforest Aerial Walkway

Canopy Walkway now open!

Take a spectacular treetop walk on our new walkway high up in our rainforest canopy.

Find out more
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