The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Garden of Heligan

Lost Garden of Heligan

The Eden Project isn’t the only garden to visit in Cornwall. Awarded ‘Garden of the Year in 2013’, the Lost Gardens of Heligan offer 200 acres of exotic gardens to explore.

Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate.

Today, the Lost Gardens have been restored to where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

The Northern Gardens are lovingly restored Victorian Productive Gardens that used to feed the family that once lived here. Learn about exotic fruits, Victorian growing methods and crop rotation. You’ll also find over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs that are used in the Heligan Tea Rooms.

Not to be missed is a walk through the banana and rhubarb plantations in the jungle exhibit or a relaxing stroll through the ancient woodland.

Wildlife lovers are catered for in the Horsemoor Hide, where you might catch a glimpse of barn owls, moths, bats and insects.

Dogs are welcome to visit the gardens, but must remain on a lead all times due to the grazing livestock and poultry. There are a number of dog waste bins located around the site.

Visitor information

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Saint Austell
PL26 6EN

Contact details

Tel: 01726845100



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