Filming at the Eden Project
The Eden Project has been hailed as the greatest British landmark of the 21st century. But did you know that we’re also a world-class filming destination with locations and facilities for all levels of production?
Bad Education Movie trailer
Eden was the location for some scenes in the Bad Education Movie.Play video
Clip from How to Grow a Planet
The BBC shot a groundbreaking photosynthesis experiment at Eden.Play video
Flying Monsters 3D trailer
Some of Sir David Attenborough's 3D documentary was shot at EdenPlay video
George Ezra Barcelona video
The video for George Ezra's Barcelona was shot in Eden's Rainforest Biome.Play video
Where else can you experience the grandeur of a tropical rainforest 50 degrees north of the equator or walk among citrus fruits in the midst of a North Atlantic winter?
Eden has an experienced media team who are used to helping organise all manner of filming, from TV series to feature films. Eden has starred as itself in many productions but is also an excellent location if you’re looking for an authentic-looking rainforest for your film.
- Flying Monsters 3D (Sky 3D) with David Attenborough.
- How to Grow a Planet (BBC Two), in which Eden was the venue for a groundbreaking photosynthesis experiment.
- BBC Music Day 2016, including the live outside broadcast of The One Show and the headline set from Duran Duran broadcast on BBC One.
- The Day of the Triffids (BBC One), in which Eden doubled for the Congolese rainforest.
- Gardeners’ World (BBC Two).
- Gardener of the Decade (BBC Two).
- Love Your Garden (ITV), presented by Alan Titchmarsh.
- Children in Need 2011.
As an educational charity, we’ve been featured in many children’s television programmes, including:
- Blue Peter.
- Live ‘n’ Deadly with Steve Backshall and Naomi Wilkinson.
- Mr Bloom's Nursery.
- Nina and the Neurons.
- Die Another Day, where Eden became Gustav Graves’s ice palace.
- The Bad Education Movie, the film version of the popular Jack Whitehall comedy.
The long-running Eden Sessions series of concerts has established Eden is a renowned music venue. Among the concerts filmed here was Sir Elton John’s 2015 Session, a big hit through BBC iPlayer.
Top recording artist George Ezra chose the Rainforest Biome as a location for the video for his song Barcelona.
What we can offer you
Eden boasts the world's biggest indoor rainforest (1.5 hectares). It also has the added advantages of power, aerial platforms and is covered, meaning your production won’t be interrupted by the weather.
We also have a lush and varied selection of outdoor gardens and the Mediterranean Biome, which offers a beautiful selection of planting from the temperate regions of the world.
Eden has good vehicle access, on-site accommodation and catering and plenty of parking. Arrangements can also be made for out-of-hours shoots and for aerial filming and photography (with an abseiling camera operator, a drone or a helicopter).
Eden also boasts the longest zip wire in England, which flies over both of the Biomes. Cameras can be used on the zip wire, provided they are securely attached.
On all shoots, a member or members of the Eden team will accompany you to help ensure everything goes smoothly.
As Eden is an educational charity, we always ask for a location fee. This is negotiable - we will ask you to make us a reasonable offer.
How to get in touch
If you’re interested in filming at Eden, please contact us with as much detail as possible and we would be happy to discuss your needs with you. We recommend making the time to recce the site before your shoot.
Contact: David Rowe, head of media relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01726 811901.