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“Peaceful Day”

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Be prepared to walk... Beautiful woodlands and jungle. You wouldn't believe you're in the middle of cornwall.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I last went here a few years back and to the see the improvements they have made now makes this a must visit in Cornwall. Now you visit not because of the story, but because the interest the story has generated has allowed them to spend a great deal of money on restoration and to see it how it once was (ish).

Whats more the planets for sale are no longer overpriced!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Lovely day out. Lots of interesting walks and unusual flowers and trees.
The cafe serves delicious food at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Really lovely day. Heligan is so interesting and has been beautifully restored (well played Mr Smit). I leaned about pineapple pits and bee boles. The gardens are testament to Victorian ingenuity in an attempt to show off ones wealth with exotic offerings on the dinner table. The fact that all this history lay dormant for so long after the war under a blanket of weeds, uncovered bit by bit, makes for a little bit of magic about the place.
The pictures of how it once looked and the 'before and after' are fascinating and I certainly learned a lot about clever gardening. Apart from food and flower producing gardens there are a variety of leisure gardens, the Italian garden, the crystal caves, the jungle garden etc. make sure you've got some comfy shoes on as it covers an extensive area.
One tiny little moan - the café food and coffee was reasonably priced but £1.50 for a bottle of water?
Overall an amazing day, well worth a visit in all seasons.

Thank Innerminx
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Put off the Eden project by some of the reviews we decided to have a walk around the lost gardens of Heligan and it makes for lovely way a whiling away a few relaxing hours, whilst getting a feeling for the ongoing work being carried out here. Both the jungle and the North Gardens are really wonderful and well worth half a day of your time. Pretty good value for money.

Thank Jonathan W
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