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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!

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.

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

26 Nov

Heligan Night Garden

The Lantern Company’s illuminated installations at Heligan holds up a nocturnal magnifying glass to the often overlooked wonders and beauty of the natural flora and fauna on our doorstep. From owls to hares, foxgloves, butterflies and robins, and a joyful burst of fuchsias, this illuminated seasonal trail creates a treasure-filled space for families and friends to discover these beautiful indigenous species.

11 Dec

Father Christmas visits The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Heligan team are welcoming back Father Christmas and his team of Elves to The Lost Gardens. The Lost Gardens provide the most magical and perfect setting for a Christmas experience, especially for the annual visit to meet Father Christmas.

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