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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell. PL26 6EN
01726 845100
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Free parking. Most of the 13-acre Gardens, which includes; Productive Gardens, Pleasure Grounds and Home Farm are accessible and there is also access to the Steward’s House. Free wheelchair hire available. Free mobility scooter hire. Please call 01726 845100 selecting option 6 to book.

About The Lost Gardens of Heligan

“Heligan is so much more than just a garden—it is a place in the soul.”

Thirty years ago The Lost Gardens of Heligan were rediscovered from the brambles of time. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for their beauty and mystery, as for the ground-breaking restoration.

Over 200 acres await explorers, plant lovers and garden romantics. Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds beckon along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. The Jungle takes you on a sub-tropical journey across our rope bridge, through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns whilst the Estate reveals a lost world of rare breed livestock, wildlife and ancient woodlands.

Use brown tourist signs

In order to avoid very narrow and winding Cornish country lanes, follow the brown tourist signs from St Austell rather than following the instructions on your sat nav device!

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Year round opening

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is open seven days a week, with the exception of Christmas Day. Visit their website for more information, and for full details of the many seasonal events run by the Heligan team.

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What Visitors Say

"Magical place. Could spend hours upon hours here. I can imagine it is beautiful all year round to. So much to see, so wear comfortable walking shoes!"
"Stunning gardens, you can see and feel the work and love that has been put into the restoration. We really enjoyed our day out here."
"We had an amazing day out here and would recommend it for people of all ages."

The Lost Gardens of Heligan News & Events

28 May

Wild Week at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Wild Week returns to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this May half term where you’re invited to rediscover your wild side, to restore your survival skills and to enjoy a week of creative outdoor play.

01 Jan
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A night of wonderful possibilities at The Minack Theatre this May

Something very special is happening next month.  Founder of Kneehigh, Mike Shepherd, will open his first major production at the Minack Theatre since he stepped down as Artistic Director of the award-winning company in 2021.  […]

09 Apr
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Nature’s Superheroes at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

This Easter, visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan to become re-acquainted with some of the world’s most invincible and globally important characters, Nature’s Superheroes!

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