Eden Project Dundee

Eden Project Dundee:

The original Eden Project was built in a former clay quarry near St Austell in Cornwall. It is about 12 hectares in size. It features geodesic biomes, one houses the world’s biggest indoor rainforest. Since it opened in March 2001 the original project has welcomed more than 22 million visitors  and generated more than £2bn for the local economy.

The Dundee version will be far smaller and rather different. The latest plans for the new attraction are inspired by the history of the city’s nine incorporated trades. It will be themed around nine new 21st Century Guilds – Healers, Growers, Navigators, Myth-Makers, Noticers, Alchemists, Celebrators, Menders and “Re-Sourcerors”.

They hope this new attraction will bring more than half a million visitors every year to Dundee and hopefully encourage visitors not to think of Dundee as a day trip but a weekend break.

The large metal round structure gives a clue, both this and the tall brick walls are planned to be retained in this new visitor attraction.

Rainbow and future site of Eden Project Dundee

Looking across Camperdown Dock towards the site.

future site of Eden Project Dundee

Looking down on the site from the Broughty Ferry Road. The wall in the foreground is part of the site of William Halley’s Mill (Wallace Craigie Works) which was demolished in 2018.

The future site and Camperdown Dock. Early plans showed an observation tower in this dock called the Lookout which would celebrate the connections between human and nature. The lookout would be linked to the rest of the park by a bridge over the railway.

Eden Project Dundee

Other attractions include: the Lush Bunker, a zone showcasing hydroponics and featuring exhibits about air, soil and water. The Seam which will be about mining and its alternatives.

The site viewed from Dundee Law with quite a collection of jackup rigs at the Port of Dundee.

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