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The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Family and dog friendly. Food are nice too ;).
My only issue will be the entry price £14.50 with the choice of a free plan or a costly one. We add the free plan like most people will do but that plan is not clear, I will advise at that price to give a descent plan with different foot paths to help visitors

Thank Charles R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All ice cream/snack huts closed on a hot day. Play area closed. Barn closed. Emu’s replaced by goats.
Not suitable for pushchairs at all. Waste of money.

Thank Dawn H
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Heligan G, Public Relations Manager at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

We’re really sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit. Queenie and Edmund the emus had been on loan to us for the last four years and have now gone to pastures new. Thor, Finch and Violet the goats are loving their new enclosure!

On hot days there we aim to have at least one ice cream kiosk open and the Steward’s House Tearoom is open for scrumptious snacks every day. Ice cream can always be purchased here or within the main shop.

As we prepared East Lawn for Heligan Wild Week we did have to temporarily close our play space however the Giant’s Adventure Trail remained open.

The Lost Gardens are a huge hit with families so we are sorry to hear that the gardens were not suitable for your pushchair.

We do hope that you can this week to enjoy Heligan Wild Week and if you have any further feedback, please e-mail pr@heligan.com.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Heligan and we arrived a bit too late, seeing roughly half of the park but it was still a fantastic afternoon. So much beauty and a real labour of love.

Staff on site are very helpful and friendly.

We visited again a few days later and had lunch in the restaurant (excellent) and had a browse of the lovely shop there.

A lovely way to spend a day and we would definitely visit again.

It’s quite a long walk and some of it is quite steep too so young children may struggle (take a sling for the littlest ones!) and although there’s an equal amount of shade and sunshine it takes around 4 hours (longer with slow walking young children) to see everything, so sunscreen is a must.

The restaurant and shop aren’t what you might call cheap but quality is excellent and we could have spent a small fortune in the shop if we’d had room in the car to bring it back with us.

The guide book is worth buying too as it gives a nice insight into the history of Heligan gardens and is full of photographs as well as maps to find your way around.

Get there early to make parking easier (there is plenty but it fills up fast) and give yourself enough time to really enjoy the gardens and take it all in.

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, but not at busy times. There are loads of things to see and do for young and old (young at heart) of all ages to see and do. My wife and I normally have annual membership, but unfortunately have let it lapse for this year. I say not at busy times, only reason for that is during school holidays, half terms and special events, it gets so busy and can be "bedlam" and not at all relaxing. Having said that if you get away from some of the more densely populated areas at Heligan and wander down to the lower woodland areas it can be quite calming and relaxing. The gardens are absolutely stunning at this time of the year and you can see that the carers take a lot of pride in presenting them at their very best.

Thank maynest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Different moods at different points in this great expanse of outdoor creativity . You need to be able to walk well on different terrains

Thank Giselle2
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