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“a gem again”

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 2, 2014

been here several times - what an amazing place - the walled garden must be one of the best in the country and the staff are all interested and interesting - look out for the graffiti in the gardeners' loo which tells a story in its own right - a gem Sir Tim!

Thank Jeremy M
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The kids can run wild in these beautiful gardens.
Great shop with lots of organic, home grown produce to take home for dinner.
Well worth a visit. Not in the league of The Eden Project, but I would go again - ideally in spring/summer when everything comes to life.

2  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Spent a good 3 hours just wandering around the gardens. Even though its freezing and winter you can appreciate the work and effort that everyone puts into the gardens. The different areas are all well defined and the views are stunning. I love the information boards, old photos and good explanations of "whats what" mean you actually learn. I'd love to come back during the various seasons and see it alter throughout the year (bit far to travel every month for Bristol though!)
You can't go somewhere and not comment on the staff or people working there, the few we saw were beavering away and the two we spoke to were really friendly and pleasant. Well worth the £11 each (seems steep but to be honest, even during the winter its good value, during the summer it would be amazing value)
I would say limited access for disabled by the very nature of the ground conditions, also take some sturdy boots with you and food if out of season. We didn't see any where in the grounds that would sell stuff

2  Thank bristol1973
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I really love this garden. It's so much more as the story of the people who worked there in its heyday is told in such an interesting and informative way. This is a working garden with greenhouses, kitchen gardens, formal and informal parts - so much to see.

There is also a very good restaurant with a good choice of food. Dog friendly too. Highly recommended.

Thank Tony G
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Although not the best time of the year to visit any garden in the UK these were worth the trip. Although it had been raining for weeks before the paths were not muddy and the pathways were safe to walk on. Tropical area was impressive with many large palms. A lot of plants were dormant for the winter but growth was already beginning to appear. Same with the flower and vegetable beds -awaiting replanting or dormant. Quite a large area with loads of different walks through. Staff helpful and explained best way to go.

Thank The_Leprechaun_in_UK
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