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Rainforest Walkway in the Rainforest Biome

Eden Project's Mission

We demonstrate and inspire positive action for the planet.


As a growing movement of global citizens, we reconnect people with nature, we demonstrate and communicate positive change, and we inspire advocates of action. 

The future remains ours to make.  Healthy planet, healthy people.

Earth provides us with fresh air, clean water, rich biodiversity and a stable climate. We believe that the planetary emergency issues are all symptoms of the same problem: we have broken our relationship with the natural world. That’s why the Eden Project are working with, for and as part of nature to repair this relationship by demonstrating and inspiring positive action for the planet. 


Eden co-founder Sir Tim Smit on our mission

Tim's quote

Sir Tim Smit

“ In the beginning the idea was very simple – let’s take a place of utter dereliction and create life in it ”

Eden Project Biomes panorama

Our mission explained

Find out how we bring to life our mission through horticulture exhibits, arts and culture programmes, community initiatives and education work. 

Bodelva china clay pit

Our origins

Twenty years ago, Eden Cornwall was a sterile clay pit; today it is a living landscape full of life. See where we've come from, how we've grown, and where we're going next.

Bee on cornflower with ox eye daisies

Our projects

Our growing range of projects, from local to global, aim to transform place and lives, stimulating, educating and empowering. 

Horticulturalist Colin Skelly in the Eden Project's Mediterranean Biome

The people behind Eden

Meet some of the people who make Eden what it is, from gardeners to volunteers to artists. We're all united by a passion to build relationships between people and the natural world for the benefit of all living things.

Family gardening

Make a pledge to the planet

Small changes can make a big difference if taken up by enough people. Pick your pledge and feel inspired to make a positive change for the planet.

Eden biomes and core building

Our structure and funding

We are an educational charity, social enterprise and visitor attraction. Discover how we’re funded and who we partner with in order to deliver our mission.