The Eden Project is to allow dogs into its outdoor gardens every day as of Saturday June 15, following a successful pilot weekend in May.
Dogs will be able to enjoy the miles of paths within the former china clay quarry but won’t be allowed in the Biomes or other undercover areas, apart from the Visitor Centre. Previously only registered assistance dogs have been allowed in but due to popular demand Eden has decided to relax the rules.
Gaynor Coley, executive director of the Eden Project, said: “We had some excellent feedback from visitors who brought their dogs to Eden during our pilot weekend so we’re very pleased to be able to offer this full time from June.”
As a result, the project will be installing dedicated dog waste bins and will have water available for all four-legged visitors, as well as outdoor undercover dining areas where dogs are allowed.
Eden is confident the dogs will behave, however there will be certain rules in place such as dogs must be kept on their leads at all times, kept away from play areas and must be with their handlers at all times. Owners should stick to the number one rule of ensuring all dog mess is promptly and properly disposed of in the special bins provided.
Eden reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors or other dogs.