The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Today over 200 acres are open for exploration including the award-winning restoration of Heligan’s Productive Gardens.

You will also experience Victorian pleasure grounds, a sub-tropical jungle, ancient broadleaved woodland, walks through beautiful Cornish countryside and a pioneering wildlife project allowing visitors a close-up view of Heligan’s wildlife.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are so much more than gardens restored; their own special atmosphere encourages exploration and contemplation, satisfying the broadest range of historical, horticultural and wildlife interests.

Interesting fact: At the end of the nineteenth century, the site’s thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years after the Great War of 1914 bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this ‘Sleeping Beauty’. After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history. Instead, fired by a magnificent obsession to bring these once glorious gardens back to life, a small band of enthusiasts, which has grown into a large working team, have restored the gardens and estate, creating a destination with a breadth of interest around the year.

• Disabled access
• Café
• Toilets:
• Dogs welcome:(on short leads and with well-behaved owners!)

Opening Times:
open every day*, all year round, for your enjoyment and exploration.
*except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Garden Admission- Single Visit Charges:

Adults: £12.50
Seniors: £10.50
Students (with valid student card): £8.00
Children (5 – 17): £6
Children (Under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): £30

Photo Credits: © The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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