Eden gardening team: guest blog

Guest blog: Autumn horticultural highlights from the Eden Project gardening team

With three climatic zones and over a million plants, the Eden Project never fails to provide anything less than a jaw-dropping horticultural spectacle! As summer turns into autumn, the colour palette of the outdoor landscape gradually changes, as it takes on the russets and golds of the harvest season.

Here are a few must-sees at Eden for the month of September, chosen by Eden's very own horticultural team:

Mediterranean Biome
Our Capsicum exhibit showcases chilli peppers originating from the Americas. We grow a variety of peppers ranging from sweet peppers, which have no heat at all, to the Dorset Naga, one of the hottest chillies in the world, measuring a whopping 1.6 million units on the Scoville scale!

Outdoor Landscape
Our Global Gardeners allotments and Kitchen Garden are busting with produce during September. Some of our favourites are the Spaghetti Squash and the Atlantic Giant, a huge variety, which under the right conditions can put on 1kg a day!

Rainforest Biome
Our Starfruit tree is covered in pinkish/white flowers during September and looks amazing. It produces its distinctive fruit in the dry season, a month or two after flowering. The fruit is in fact a berry that has up to 5 ribs which form a star when cut across, hence its name!

Harvest Festival at Eden during September
We celebrate food, wine beer and cider and exploring the stories behind everything from olives and wine to beer and cider with demos, talks and tastings together with live music and hands-on activities including apple-pressing and grape-treading!

Degree Courses at Eden
Imagine studying for your degree in the unique setting of the world-renowned Eden Project. Our students earn recognised undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from HNC to MSc, while gaining practical hands-on experience in an extraordinary learning environment. We offer a specialist portfolio of higher education courses, ranging from Plant Science to Sustainable Festival Management. Visit to find out more.

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