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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Address: Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
Phone Number: 44 1726 845100
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wonderful gardens

beautiful and interesting. loads to see, and lots of nature activities. long beautiful walks and i aim to return at different times of the year. i converted the day pass that i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

beautiful and interesting. loads to see, and lots of nature activities. long beautiful walks and i aim to return at different times of the year. i converted the day pass that i purchased to an annual pass as I was so impressed

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A must see for any visitors to Cornwall- magical Gardens that stretch out across 200 acres. Great story behind the restoration- a real tale of endeavor- the Jungle area is sublime.

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We took over four hours to cover most of Heligan. The jungle garden complete with rope bridge fascinated children. The food was good as were the toilet facilities and shops.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Loved it! Want to go back later in the year. So much to see. Loved the vegetable gardens, the spring flowers, the woodland walks and especially the jungle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great gardens, good tea rooms and decent selection of plants in the plant centre. The gardens are very substantial and in the main flat. I walk with a stick and found the paths fine. The jungle section was very steep and therefore didn't get around it. The plant centre had a good selection but the actual shop was padlocked. Good... More 

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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

On a cool and very windy April day the gardens were very thinly peopled which meant that one could enjoy the grounds almost without encountering other visitors. The gardens range in character from open deciduous woodland dotted with pens of delightful free range Tamworths to formal walled gardens preened to perfection. Although the entry charge seemed initially to be a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

What a gem this garden is. It was much bigger and more varied than I imagined and the jungle with the rope bridge was exciting with wondrous ferns and lilies. The magnolia trees were full of blossom and very ancient. Loved the woodland environmental sculptures and the charcoal burning area. The gardeners were helpful at giving growing advise and the... More 

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Thrapston, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The gardens are a great mixture of formal and natural. We started by walking the Georgian Ride and through the Lost Valley, so peaceful. It was interesting watching the Tamworth pigs rooting through the undergrowth and clearing it. As you walk round you can see where the pigs have been. The Jungle was a real change with it's palms and... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This was really pretty, all the rhododendrons were out and they were amazing. It was quite stony whilst walking around sometimes but there were plenty of seats on the way around. The hide was great to watch the birds and the live web cam for the owls and mice was a great surprise. All In all we enjoyed it and... More 

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London
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

With the sun shining this is a lovely place to come see, lots of history, stunning and incredibly well kept gardens. Food and drinks on site are good and not silly prices. We read a negative review for this place, don't believe it. With the sun shining its just a lovely place to come

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