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Eden Project Warm Temperate Biome

Eden Project Warm Temperate Biome

Heat control unit Eden Project in the warm temperate biome The Warm Temperate biome at the Eden Project is less dramatic than the Tropics biome but the temperature allows a much easier and leisurely stroll around plants of the world.

The temperature and humidity still need close monitoring as the heat controller on the left clearly illustrates.

The warm temperate biome contains plants that will flourish in summers that are warm and dry and winters that are cool and often very wet.

The Mediterranean countries of Europe are covered and at the same time similar climates in Western Australia, South Africa, central Chile and southern parts of North America.

Useful Information Before Entering
Allow at least one and a half hours for walking wound the warm temperate biome, more if you have the time. The heat is pleasantly warm and the humidity fine.

In January to March may of the plants are in semi-hibernation so mid-April onwards is the best time to visit.

Rites of Dionysus display in the warm temperate biome. The designers of the interior of the temperate biome have been able to incorporate some stunning displays, not being constrained by the over-vigorous growth of the plants in the tropics biome.

Click on the picture on the left showing the Rites of Dionysus sculptures.

Inside The Warm Temperate Biome at Eden Project

The pictures which follow give just a small flavour of what can be seen in this biome, there is a huge diversity of plant life in this biome as the picture on the left illustrates.

Candelabra Aloe On the right and left is the Candelabra Aloe, one of the commonest Aloe species in the world. Aloe originates from the coastal areas of South Africa. This plant looks exotic but can stand night time temperatures as low as -4�C (25�F).

Candelabra Aloe in bloom

Bougainvillea originates from South America and is unusual for two reasons. First the vivid colour is  really coloured bracts, the actual flower at the centre of the bracts is an insignificant white.

Second, in areas of rainfall all year the plant is evergreen but in drier areas it is deciduous.