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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 15 Attractions in St Austell
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Mako, Hungary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It is a huge garden, devided more parts. It takes a day to stroll around. All parts are interesting but the Jungle is fascinating and the Italian garden is lovely.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Visited here to look at Xmas gifts, farm shop and have a snack in restaurant. What a lovely lunch, superb roast beef, so tender and tasty, own roasted vegetables amazing, delicious Jerusalem artichokes! Lovely Xmas feel and decorations. A winner !

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Arroyo Grande
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The variety of garden sights and experiences; we could get there easily by bus from our B&B. We especially liked seeing the Mud Maid and the Giant's head; they are even more awesome in person. We enjoyed a tasty soup for lunch in the pleasant lunchroom.

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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended this by a friend, what a surprise, it's enormous and you need good sturdy footwear and like walking. The gardens were brill, flowers in bud, bet it looks great in the summer. A lovely farm shop too with some excellent produce. Please go visit if your in Cornwall, you won't be disappointed

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Just the place if you like a long or short walk followed by good food in pleasant surroundings. We joined just after the garden opened and did visit a lot when the they started to find all sorts of things under years of undergrowth, but life stepped in and we found loth of other things to do including running three... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I've heard so much about this place and though it's time to make a visit. What an unbelievable place. The Northern Gardens are just perfect, everywhere you look is so well planned and maintained. We headed off down into the larger woodland estate which was a lovely walk followed by the jungle; magical place. Finished off with the short walk... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I visited on 1st November and had a very enjoyable day out. There was plenty to see, from the formal gardens to the jungle, to the woodland walk and the farm animals. Highlight of my day was seeing the Tamworth pigs routing around the woodland floor. I also enjoyed the pumpkin carvings, and was moved by the history of the... More 

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Yeovil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited a number of times since they opened and enjoyed seeing the progress/changes. Very uncrowded in November around the grounds and very atmospheric. Were recommended to have the Sunday lunch which was excellent even though we didn't eat until nearly 2pm. Roast pork tasty and not dry, four vegetables along with roast potatoes. Good value at £9 per person.

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Dapto, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We weren't quite sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. From the ticket centre we set out to explore with our map in hand. It amazed us that such constructions (walls, gardens, glasshouses etc.) could have been "lost" for so long, and then discovered and restored to its former beauty. Unfortunately the time of year we visited was... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We spent a damp November day enjoyably wandering around the gardens and the large grounds including fields and woods. Even then, the gardens were lovely, the neat walled vegetable gardens, and the jungle of tropical plants beside the river down the slope, with some steep paths, a rope bridge, winding up and down, past rivers and damned ponds. The food... More 

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