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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
44 1726 845100
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in St Austell
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Stavanger
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We drove down from Dawlish to visit and were so pleased to have made the effort - it was a long drive there and back in a day. I have wanted to visit for years but living in Norway there have been no opportunities until now. It didn't disappoint in anyway. Sometimes the looking forward is better than the actuality,... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit these gardens for a long time, as my late Mum had loved them. We spent a wonderful day, walking some distance and taking many photos. It is quite up and down in places, so wear sturdy footwear. There were so many different areas within the whole garden. The jungle was great fun for adults and... More

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the day here. Plenty to see and do if you like walking. Varied routes easy-hard. Glad it was dry because not sure would be as good in rain. There is a cafe on entering and cafes around the gardens. Very interesting and had a good day, there is a discount voucher if you have visited Eden Project (September).

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I remember seeing a feature on this some years back on children's TV (must have been watching with my own children!), detailing the history behind the gardens and how work was underway to bring them back to their previous splendour. Ever since then I have been excited by the story and wanted to visit. On a holiday to Cornwall last... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

not really into gardening but I really ernjoyed my visit especially to the jungle area. For the low entry price it is more than worth the visit

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After having waited years to visit the Lost Gardens I was not disappointed. It was a lovely day, so it was a pleasure to walk around the gardens. Very peaceful and idyllic. A must for everyone visiting Cornwall.

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Alamo, California
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27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We 4 Californians arrived late, spent an active 1.5 hours (fit 50/60 year olds and were enthralled by this edenesque creation. The working farm and vegetable gardens proved their worth when we had the 2/3 course menu. Truly local ingredients. This is one impressive place. And the Asylum theatre, Knee High Company's "Dead Dog in a Suitcase" was brill -... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Ever since seeing a documentary years ago about Tim Smit's determination to salvage these abandoned gardens I've wanted to go there. We finally made it on Saturday and were not at all disappointed. We had a terrific guide in Graham, whose humour and knowledge of the gardens really enhanced our experience. The one-hour tour around the amazing vegetable gardens, the... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this wonderful place in September 2014. We were on a caravan holiday and stayed at the campsite, run by Heligan Estate, right next to the gardens. The campsite which had sea views was clean, well kept and spacey. We went to the gardens one day and at the entrance was a great farm shop selling all sorts of... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A very large garden full of surprises. Extensive fruit and vegetable plots surrounded by beautiful woodlands. Tropical gardens with exotic ponds. Italian garden and vegetation of all descriptions. Lots of history and registered with the imperial war museum. Contains the only pineapple cultivation house of its type in the country. We spent a most enjoyable day at The Lost Gardens... More

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