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The Lost Gardens of Heligan St Austell, PL26 6EN

About The Lost Gardens of Heligan

In 1990, The Lost Gardens of Heligan were re-discovered from the brambles of time. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project

Over 200 acres are now a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Gardens beckon, along with winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. The Jungle takes you on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas whilst the estate reveals a lost world of traditional and rare breeds, wildlife and ancient woodlands.

Heligan is a garden for all seasons, so whether you plan to visit in the hazy buzz of mid-summer, or the tranquillity of winter, you are guaranteed a unique experience.

The Lost Gardens provide families with possibly the best natural playground ever, making them of the top family days out in Cornwall! There's a network of magical gardens, woodland walks and farmland brimming with interest and intrigue; and with over 200 acres - enough room to tire the most energetic little legs!

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Opening Hours

The Lost Gardens are open every day*, all year round, for your enjoyment and exploration.
*except Christmas Day.

Autumn/Winter - 1st October - 31st March
The Heligan Kitchen - Open daily from 9:30am - 3:30pm
Our main dishes are served daily between 12:00pm and 2:30pm
The Gardens & Estate - Open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm (Last admission 3:30pm)
The Heligan Shop & Plant Centre - Open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm

We're one of the most unique and fascinating places to visit in Cornwall, with an incredible 200 acres of gardens and estate awaiting your exploration. We therefore recommend that you allow as much time as you can, to see as much as possible; ideally a whole day. However, please don't expect to see everything in the one visit!

Sometimes, restoration work, events or adverse weather conditions may restrict access and opening times.

Admission Charges

Garden Admission Single Visit Charges
Adults £15.00
Students £9.00
Children (5 - 17) £7.00
Children (Under 5) Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £40.00

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan
St Austell


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