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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
44 1726 845100
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in St Austell
Type: Gardens
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Munich, Germany
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful afternoon in the Lost Gardens. You can spend several hours in there, walking the different paths and enjoying all the different plants and sceneries. Even with quite a number of tourists visiting, the place never felt crowded since it is quite spacious. This is also a perfect place to bring a camera. And the price (12... More

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Maple Ridge BC Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A must-see for gardening enthusiasts. The mild Cornish climate encourages lush growth, so there is a great range of plants to see, and the story of the rediscovery of the nineteenth century garden is very interesting. In addition to the well-known Jungle, the rhododendron collection and the modern sculptures, there is a very fine kitchen garden (complete with a specialised... More

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Westfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our walk here from our holiday cottage, we enjoyed exploring the wide variety of gardens within the gardens. A very worth while place to explore.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The gardens continue to excell. The veg garden was a delight and the walk through the hidden valley was cooling on a hot day. It never ceases to excite me to see the state of these gardens.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The story of these Gardens is amazing and it's great to see it back to it's former glory. There are a variety of walking routes round the estate, of varying degrees of difficulty, all are well marked, with warnings if steep (or very steep!!) the jungle (with it's "I'm a Celebrity" rope bridge) is a must! It's great to see... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Though we didn't venture on the steep and very steep routes there was still lots to see and do. From the wild meadows full of colour to the Italian gardens an oasis of peace, The vegetable garden and wonderful Hydrangeas everwhere

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I found the lost gardens of heligan a fantastic place to visit and a must if you are to visit cornwall, It is a beautiful garden with good walks and I would suggest you don't miss the sleeping goddess.

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

what a fabulous place, right from the welcome booth staff to the awe inspiring work of the gardeners, from the start our visit to Heligan was an absolute pleasure. The kids loved the jungle section, it seemed to captivate their imagination, with dogs welcome, Einstein the spinone seemed relaxed too as with the other dogs he met. I must say... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had only the stamina to visit the north gardens because it was an unusually hot day. But what I got to see was so beautiful and peaceful. Glad I went. You can use public transport, too, an added bonus. Allow yourself a complete day or return on another, there is so much to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed walking around the grounds. Unfortunately the weather was a bit inclement so maybe we didn't get to see everything. The mud sculptures are amazing. The jungle area is a must , the plants are huge and the whole area is well laid out. There is a rope bridge, thankfully one way, which is not too difficult to cross,... More

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