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The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Pentewan
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed July 23, 2013

the food choice is wonderful, the gardens are amazing, the garden shop is fantastic. everyone was helpful and well informed

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic walks through the varied fauna which were in parts astonishing. We spent hours wandering around these gardens and admiring the work that has gone in to making them what they are today. It's a fabulous day out even if you know absolutely nothing about gardening. Good value for money

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We loved these gardens which are a mix of formal flower gardens, vegetable gardens, woodland walks and the "jungle" which is not to be missed. It is all on a hillside so downhill going out and steep uphill back but well worth it.

We will definitely want to go back here at some time int he future.

Thank S_W_Hampshire
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

My husband and I visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan and were constantly in awe of our beautiful surroundings. We started with the walks, which were idyllic, before coming back round to see the gardens. As other people have already stated, you can easily spend at least a day here - our main concern was that we were walking around, but there were parts we didn't see. It is definitely worth a return journey to take different paths and see what they have to offer.

We visited during a heatwave with temperatures of about 30C - and Heligan was a refreshing experience as a lot of the walks are in the shade. We were lost for words at the size of the rhododendrons, and the floral displays were simply stunning.

This is such a beautiful place and well worth a visit. There is a nice gift shop, and the food in the cafe was excellent. We will definitely go back next time we are in Cornwall.

We did visit the Eden Project two days later which is also quite stunning. Although some people may think of visiting just one or the other I would strongly recommend visiting both, as they both offer something completely different. Summer was obviously an excellent time to visit Heligan, although I wouldn't have minded being there when the rhododendrons were flowering as that must be a spectacular sight!

1  Thank Fiona_111HW
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Visiting this from Polruan was an adventure in itself (ferry across the Fowey, ferry from Fowey to Mevagiisey and bus to the Lost Gardens) and Heligan was even better than expected and will return - to see the remote bits that the heat stopped us visiting. Voucher from Eden Project gave us a very good discount on entry.

Thank MatthewCaygill
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