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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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illuminated gardens of heligan

lovely evening in the gardens at Heligan. The lights were lovely and the ambience. Nice for a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Katrina m
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A magical place

Great place to visit for all the family. So many different aspects, from historical to the world... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Malcolm T
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Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today Heligan’s 200 acres are a...more
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan The LOST GARDENS, Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
+44 1726 845100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

lovely evening in the gardens at Heligan. The lights were lovely and the ambience. Nice for a first festive visit. Ideal for wheelchair users and the foid and shop and staff were lovely. Worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit for all the family. So many different aspects, from historical to the world of nature. Wonderful walks along the meandering paths.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Heligan is a lovely place cant fault it......the staff are friendly and very very helpful.....BUT....we went to the Heligan at night exhibition and it was an absolute waste of money.......it was late starting .......we were directed down through the gardens by strings of fairy lights...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic weekend spent at Heligan as a trader at The Heligan Christmas market and a great opportunity to explore Heligan for the first time. Great food in the Heligan kitchen all locally sourced produce supporting local suppliers, lovely fresh coffee, great service and some stunning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite what we were expecting, the kids adventure area was closed and there wasn't to much to see except some characters in the woods, quite a bit of walking and some steep hills, it was nice and peaceful (that was the best part) and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit with our dog. Staff could not be more helpful. Every gardner we met, and there were many, all smiled and greeted us. Happy to chat and take time to make us welcome. Walks and gardens were great and the shop has plenty to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the estate. Sprawling arching spreading... from productive gardens to the jungles, from the historic grounds to the wooded sculptures, from its heartbreaking history to the heartwarming story of restoration ... captivating. And the staff and gardeners are passionate about what they do and care...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice place with unusual plants and features like The mud maid. The jungle is a must see. The robe bridge is fun for kids.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Self wife and dog visited mid November . Sunny dry but cold.We had dog with us on holiday and went knowing that dogs were allowed on leads.Very quiet and we thought expensive We have limited knowledge of plants and trees and were disappointed that they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is such a range of things to do here. We started off by looking at the vegetable patches, which is where the cafe gets all of its produce from. It was cool to see the linearity of the different veggies and colours growing. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Deborah S | Reviewed this property |
The garden area near to the entrance, there is a lot to see and you don't have to go all the way round as you can visit any of the area's separately. I don't know of any other offers, but if you look on their website you may... More
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Heligan G | Property representative |
Although there are no specific two for one offers or discount codes, if you’re visiting the Eden Project too, there’s the option of buying discounted joint tickets from their website. We hope to see you soon.
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July 16, 2018|
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Response from Steveemma7 | Reviewed this property |
It’s on the website under menu Opening hours and prices Adults £14.50 each Children 5-17 £6.50 each
Travel Forum Posts
Which town/village to stay in? (11 Replies)
We are planning a two week relaxing holiday to Cornwall in late May. We would like to spend our first week in St Ives, but aren't sure where is best for the second week - we would like to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, so is St Austell nice? We are in our mid 30s to early 40s, and I will be 6 months pregnant at the time, so relaxing will be more important than nightclubs! Thank you for any suggestions!
March 23, 2010|
Response fromMutiny|
Coastal towns such as Fowey, Polpero and Looe are gorgeous but there are some very hilly sections, which may be a challenge when you reach 6-months of pregnancy. I don't know much about St Austell.
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Throwing Isles of Scilly into the mix - good idea, or not? (19 Replies)
I've been putting together a plan for my mom and I to visit Cornwall in May 2016, and we had pretty much settled on splitting our time between east Cornwall for 4-5 nights (for Lanhydrock, Eden Project, Fowey, and possibly Lost Gardens of Heligan) and 4-5 nights west Cornwall (probably Penzance). Now mom has seen a tourism video of the Scilly Islands and suggested she'd like to go there. The Scilly's look beautiful, but I'm concerned about logistics. For one thing, the only inexpensive...More
May 14, 2015|
Response fromclanline|
It is not really the place for someone with limited mobility especially visiting the other islands as you have to climb in and out of boats which may not be very comfortable for your mother. I have not visited the islands for some years and it is a great place for walking and there are also taxis there that I recall which could take you around what roads there are! Not heard about the electric carts but that would be ideal I would think. The day trip on the boat is great and you get a few...More
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Tintagel or Port Isaac (12 Replies)
I am looking for a two-day stay in the North to combine with my two-day stay in the South which I think will be in St. Ives. My primary Northern interest is Tintagel and probably either the Eden project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. We arrive at Truro at 2:30 and will rent a car. I don't think we could get to Tintagel on arrival day (Oct. 6) as it closes at 5:00 though I do want to see it at low tide (at 4:00 on the 6th and 5:00 on the 7th) so as to walk in Merlin's Cave. I'd like to see it...More
September 08, 2008|
Response fromGraham B|
Hi there I do too - Port Isaac is the quintessential Cornish fishing village with narrow streets, a lovely harbour and a great atmosphere. Tintagel has ( as you might expect) really jumped on the "King Arthur" bandwagon and every hotel shop or cafe is the "Merlin-this" or the "Camelot-that". Given the choice between Heligan or Eden, I'd pick Eden. The scale of the place is just awe-inspiring and there's as much to see outside as there is within the biomes. If time permits, you could...More