Eden Project Humid Tropics Biome
The Humid Tropics Biome at the Eden Project contains 5,500
plants and they are grouped first by area then later on by plant
Areas covered are Tropical Islands, West Africa and Tropical
South America. Plant groups covered include Cola, Rubber, Palms,
Coffee, Sugar, Mangoes, Bananas, Bamboo, Nuts, Pineapples, Spices
Palms and several others.
This page gives you pictures and descriptions of some of those plants
and features. All the pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.
On the left is an African "rondavel". African farms are
often huge and these huts provide a place for a farmer to stay
whilst looking after their cattle.
On the right is a plaque
explaining details of a typical West African farm.
On the left is a picture of ginger growing. Common enough in
Britain but how many people have actually seen how it grows?
On the right is view of the inside of the biome. The height of
the tree growing shows just how high the ceiling is. Only 5% of the
available light reaches plants at the base.
Sometimes it's best just to look at beautiful plants. These two
displays of colour were in taken in early May, proving that there is
always something worth seeing at the Eden Project.
On the left is a view of the biome with the stairs leading down.
One the right is one of many exhibits which illustrate a particular