Places and regeneration

The Eden Project is working on exciting projects across the globe that not only benefit the local environment but act as a focus for regional social and economic regeneration.

The Eden Project's story epitomises the power of regeneration to transform environments and improve people's lives. Together we created a global garden in a former clay mine to create a world-class attraction that has helped to boost tourism in the region. By collaborating with a network of like-minded people and organisations worldwide we have been working on similarly exciting projects across the globe.

  • Creating local change

    We’re helping 900 people across the UK to create positive change within their communities, through a series of inspirational and immersive workshops.

    Join in
  • Animating Cornwall

    Each year the Eden Marathon sees thousands of runners follow a course through the Clay Country, bringing the place alive and attracting tourists to explore the region.

    Check out the Eden Marathon
  • Neighbourhood planning

    We're working to inspire neighbourhoods to come up with a vision for their future – using creative techniques for dialogue, from mapping workshops to food evenings to collaborating with artists.

    Find out about the project
  • Post-mining regeneration

    With our own experience of creating opportunities for the community and environment in a post-mining area, we're now working with the industry to come up with new solutions.

    Visit our Post-Mining Alliance website
  • Spreading the news

    Our online magazine offers the latest stories on plant conservation, from tropical rainforests to the Cornish coast. Topics include botanical discoveries as well as environmental policy.

    Read articles from Plant Talk
  • Transforming a clay pit

    Here in Cornwall we created the Eden Project in a former china clay pit, now a rich global garden and tourist destination bringing economic and social benefits to Cornwall and beyond.

    See how we did it
  • Community planning

    Eden helped deliver a unique community consultation project in Cornwall’s China Clay Country villages, using inspirational and creative techniques to get locals involved.

    See the ClayFutures photos
  • Sustainable Seychelles

    Our projects with the people of the Seychelles include public education and art, horticulture and forest restoration - on islands where climate change and mass tourism can pose big challenges.

    Find out about the projects
  • Boosting the Clay Country

    We're helping develop tourism opportunities that make the most of the rich heritage of Eden's neighbouring Cornish Clay Country.

    Read about sustainable tourism
  • Gardening for peace

    In Kosovo we helped create a 'peace park' in a town that experienced ethnic cleansing during the civil war. We're teaching residents at Eden how to maintain the garden.

    Learn about the Manchester Peace Park
  • Thai forest restoration

    We're supporting a project in Thailand that gets villagers restoring and caring for the tropical forests on their doorstep - preserving species and reducing landslides.

    Read more about our work in Thailand