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Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan St Austell PL26 6EN 01726 845 100

We say

The Tremayne family developed and tended these magnificent gardens for more than two centuries, before they fell into disrepair at the outbreak of the First World War. Re-discovered in the 1990s, the gardens have been painstakingly restored to their former glory. See the fantastic Productive Garden, with over 200 varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs, the subtropical jungle and the Victorian Pleasure Grounds. There’s plenty of space for exploring the ancient woodland and lakes, and children will love coming across the natural sculptures on the woodland walk. Afterwards, enjoy a cream tea in the teashop and take home some plants of your own from the plant centre.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Three visits in a year so Heligan must be great ★★★★★

My third visit to Heligan in a year and it was great despite the rain, actually probably better because there were fewer visitors. I can easily spend four hours at Heligan as there is so much to look at. The jungle area is fascinating. There are great walks by the river and through meadows. Be prepared for some steep climbs, I would recommend walking boots. The paths are well signed and the map is useful. The bird hide is worth a visit. It is full of fascinating information, has some live video links and the bird feeders that are always busy. The shop is well stocked and has some inspirational presents for gardeners. The nearby farm shop is also good. The entrance fee of £12 for adults is excellent value. I look forward to visiting again.

Lost Gardens of Heligan reviewed by on April 14th, 2014

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Adults £10, children £6, family ticket £27


  • Botanical Gardens
  • Café
  • Children's Play Area
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Events & Activities

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April–Sept daily 10am–6pm (no dogs), Oct–March daily 10am–5pm (dogs on leads allowed)

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