The Maiden at sunset

A working garden

Our Productive Gardening Team reflect the same numbers and horticultural practices as their Victorian predecessors.

On the farm

Our farm and its animals hold a very real place in the sustainable management and enjoyment of the Heligan experience.

Welcome to the Jungle!

Heligan is home to one of the longest Burmese rope bridges in Britain

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Opening Times:

10:00 - 18:00 (17:00 1st October - 31st March)

The Lost Gardens of Heligan,
St Austell,
PL26 6EN

t:01726 845100


Dogs allowed.
Special party rates.
Plants or Shrubs for sale
Whole or partial disabled access.
Car or coach park.
Toilets on site or nearby.
Entertainment for children.

About The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Open all year round.
10:00 – 18:00 (17:00 1st October – 31st March), last tickets 1.5 hrs before closing. For groups, prior booking is essential, please phone for details.

Unveiled in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth, the Lost Gardens were restored on a shoestring budget and hailed by The Times as “…the garden restoration of the century”. Today the mysterious gardens and estate offer over 200 acres for exploration.

Discover romantic Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. Step back in time and journey across the world beneath the historic rhododendron boughs of Sikkim, beside Maori-carved tree ferns in New Zealand, to explore our Italian Garden and Alpine inspired Ravine.

Get lost in our exotic outdoor Jungle whilst adventuring along raised boardwalks past giant rhubarb, banana plantations and through tunnels of towering bamboo.

Ancient woodlands and grazed pastures are managed to promote wildlife, which is celebrated at our pioneering Wildlife Project, offering an intimate view of native fauna.

Heligan is so much more than a garden restored; its own special atmosphere encourages contemplation and inspiration, satisfying the broadest range of horticultural and wildlife interest.



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