The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Attractions in St Austell, Cornwall,

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan


Unveiled in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth, the Lost Gardens were restored on a shoestring budget and hailed by The Times as “...the garden restoration of the century”. Today the mysterious gardens and estate offer over 200 acres for exploration. Discover romantic Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. Step back in time and journey across the world beneath the historic rhododendron boughs of Sikkim, beside Maori-carved tree ferns in New Zealand, to explore our Italian Garden and Alpine inspired Ravine.Get lost in our exotic outdoor Jungle whilst adventuring along raised boardwalks past giant rhubarb, banana plantations and through tunnels of towering bamboo.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan are reputed to be one of the most popular gardens in the United Kingdom, I would go one step further and say that these gardens are probably one of the best gardens in the world. Acres and acres of pure gardening heaven is what awaits you upon your visit here and you could literally spend a couple of hours here or a whole day if you wanted to get lost in these spectacular gardens. For some people who visit these gardens there will be a particular part of the garden that becomes there favourite part, but for me my favourite part of Heligan was the jungle. Having never visited a jungle personally this part of the gardens was probably the closest I might get to a jungle for a long time. Just adding to the visitor experience and value for money that one can expect from this attraction.

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Contact Us

Pentewan, ,
St Austell, Cornwall,, PL26 6EN

01726 845100



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