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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Address: Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1726 845100
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Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in St Austell
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Cartagena, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Part of our family trip to Cornwall organised by our son and his wife. A visit on March 1st brought good weather and day old lambs and a great outdoor experience. The rope bridge was good fun and the jungle area was great as it all was even so early in the year. Food is local Cornish and tasty. Worth... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful spring garden : Camelias, Magnolias, Rhoddodendrons, all bursting into colour with their showy blooms. The gardens have a window into a bygone age of honest toil and sunny summers providing every manner of fruit , vegetable and flower for the grand house ( apart from tea) Fascinating visions of the summer to come when you stride across the walled... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens, rope bridge, animals, activites... not many flowers open but then wouldn't expect them at this time of year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unique, friendly and fun. My six year old loved the long rope bridge over a forest of tree ferns, the giant's head emerging from the ground, and the colossal bug hotel. I loved the jungly gorge, the green ponds and the evident care and pride of the gardeners.

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Suffolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is well worth a visit, we went in Autumn, and it wasn't crowded. I'd love to see it other times of the year too. The cafe is a must visit, lovely food at reasonable cost and some of the food is produce from the gardens. Reading the story of how the gardens have been reclaimed is amazing and the... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We visited on 21st Feb. Weather was good, so amazing that we could walk the dogs around when exploring the gardens. So worth a visit. Really stirs the imagination....so intrigued about the story behind the gardens. We bought a book and when back at the hotel started to find out more. Really enjoyed the morning and the cafe is worth... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

absolutely loved the whole thing, even though it was winter and not much was in bloom, there was so much to see, and it was lovely to escape. a real learning experience and really appreciated the free activities to keep us busy. a very inclusive gift shop as well, catering to all tastes

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I visited this in dev, not ideal time but it was a wonderful trip, very big garden- will be amazing in summer , NO DOUBT! Must appreciate the very friendly staff members, especially the activities for children at the steward house. Lunch at heliga now tea room was just amazing, very good quality, very reasonable priced- had beef chilli with... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved re visiting the gardens with my children. Hibernation trail was fab. Especially loved the bugs hotel. Activities were great, bird feeders and mini bugs hotels made we carried on exploring. We will return later in spring to see the gardens with more growth.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Masses to see, room for children to run about. Amazing to see what has been done to find this 'lost' garden. A 12 month ticket is available & would be really worthwhile if you can get back to see the gardens at different times . The memorials to the staff who were lost in the 1914-18 war are really personal... More 

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