Came across these gardens purely by chance. Don't be put off by the entrance - it looks as if the gardens are tiny. There's an honesty box to put in a small entrance fee, so go with change.
The gardens are sectioned into different areas and, although you can have a map to help, we all found it much more relaxing to, 'get lost'.
None of us are gardeners, so I'm sure most of the plants were lost on us but the atmosphere of peace and calm made this trip one of the best of the holiday. Finished it off with a lovely cream tea in the tea room - irritated only slightly by the wasps.
Visited the Gardens of Heligan before. This oasis wipes the floor with it.