Eden Project 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
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
In January to March may of the plants are in semi-hibernation so
mid-April onwards is the best time to visit.
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.
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.
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).
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
Second, in areas of rainfall all year the plant is
evergreen but in drier areas it is deciduous.