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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Chose to go here over The Eden Project following mixed reviews about it. Was not disappointed at all. It was far bigger than we imagined and so much to see. The gardens were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rachel H
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Mere, United Kingdom
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London
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

As a couples visit (without children), we were a little disappointed by this place, and had we not had discount on the entry fee with our ferry tickets, would have felt it was a rip-off. The story behind it is wonderful, and neatly expressed by the sculptures towards the 'top' of the park; but further down the story-telling seems to... More 

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Mere, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chose to go here over The Eden Project following mixed reviews about it. Was not disappointed at all. It was far bigger than we imagined and so much to see. The gardens were really pretty and veg gardens are a work of art. Plenty to do with children and even though it was busy it was not crowded at all.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent way to spend the day. Be warned, bring water and be prepared to do a lot of walking! Its very well kept and the activities are really good (den building is so much fun)

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Thank John C
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a local, I've bought an annual pass for a number of years. The fruit and veg gardens used to look so pristine but today we were disappointed to see how the beds are now looking unkempt, overgrown and full of weeds. Its such a shame that so much effort went into the restoration work but it's now starting to... More 

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Thank Petr0nas
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an old garden which was restored. You may say that this is huge park with different types of attractions, including farms, lakes, designed trees and ideal area for children.

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Thank Eliyar53
London
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent venue for a day out. Loads to do, absolutely stunning surroundings. Beats the Eden Project!

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Thank SilverLadyLondon
St Austell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have local passes & come regularly with our 5 & 3 year old. Always a lovely day lots to see & do. My children love to see the animals & love climbing on the different logs/obstacle courses. During half term & school holidays there's normally extra activities on too.

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Thank Cjt368
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended and if I was honest I didn't expect much but thought it was worth a try. Very surprised and really enjoyed it. So much to do and walk! Lots of different routes and you simply can't do it all in one day. Offers something for all ages and I would recommend people visit.

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Thank Pete0126
Midlands
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93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have wanted to visit these gardens for a number of years and eventually managed it and with the added benefit of it being a lovely day. This is a place that you can visit certain areas of if less mobile but there is also a lot that is not accessible to the less mobile. Whilst there was a riot... More 

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Thank yellowhippo
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whoever designed the visitor experience here deserves a medal. When all is said and done this is a garden and as such not the most engaging place for most children but they have evidently made a real effort to appeal to everyone. For a middle aged man like myself who loves all things plant, it is a dream. The flowers... More 

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