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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
+44 1726 845100
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Enjoyable Visit

Came here from the Eden Project which had failed to impress. This was very different, you could see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leslie W
Bradwell, United Kingdom
Great place on a hot day

My wife and I went here at the last minute during the very hot weather in June this year rather... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David S
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Pentewan, St Austell PL26 6EN, England
+44 1726 845100
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here from the Eden Project which had failed to impress. This was very different, you could see the amount of work that had gone in and the garden was tastefully presented. Only problem is that there are steep slopes if you want to explore...More

Thank Leslie W
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I went here at the last minute during the very hot weather in June this year rather than the Eden project. Good decision as the plants and landscape gave fantastic shade and cool places to site and rest. The gardens are very...More

Thank David S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nicely laid out. Good walk. Need 4 hours or more to do it justice. A little expensive at £37 for family of 4. Unless your children are interested in gardens I would think twice about visiting as it's a long time to keep them entertained

1  Thank wordlywise
Reviewed yesterday

Visited about 10 years ago and loved the gardens. Looked forward to an update and found the whole place looking very uncared for. Didn't want or expect manicured gardens but not looking so untidy. The vegetable garden was a disgrace. Won't be recommending a visit...More

Thank Ion and Sarah C
Reviewed yesterday

Expected a much wider selection of flower borders and shrubbery but not very colourful considering mid summer when there should be masses of different flowers.

Thank sueandangus
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think you would need more than a day to see all there is. Lots to explore with young children and some farm animals. Didn't see any play equipment as such but open grass to play games. Good food options at reasonable prices. No specific...More

Thank poppy57
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit, this isn't a place you can spend half an hour looking round you could be there for a couple of days and probably not see it all. Amazing species of plants from all over the world with rope bridges...More

1  Thank TBQFH
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth a visit , but slightly disappointing . Some nice things to see , but lots of woodland too . Even though the food was excellent , the service was slow and chaotic and it was very very warm in the restaurant ( despite moderate...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently visited Cornwall to go to some of the main Gardens. Heligan was our favourite. Why? Its history, has a bit of everything, flowers, veg, woodland and farmland. Excellent ice cream. Definitely worth seeing and spending a day.

Thank alexmaclennan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited and it wasn't what I was expecting. The woodland walks was pleasant and the gardens are what you would expect. It is very dog friendly but it needs more water stops as we only found 2 one by the house...More

1  Thank Hentrev
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how much is accessible with mobility scooter.
12 June 2017|
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Response from Heligan G | Property representative |
Upon arriving at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, our ticketing staff will provide you with an access map which will let you know where you can and can’t go. Due to the topography of the land, you sadly won’t be able to visit... More
Sandra P
Roughly how long does it take to get round it?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Heligan G | Property representative |
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a 200 acre estate. We recommend that you allow a minimum of 3-4 hours to get a real feel for the gardens but as the other comments say, you could be here all day!
i am thinking of starting my day's visit with a full english breakfast in their restaurant, anyone tried either breakfast or the restaurant? can you recommend or otherwise? Thank you.
3 June 2017|
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Response from Heligan G | Property representative |
The Heligan Kitchen opens at 9:30, half an hour before the gardens open at 10. Join us to enjoy anything from a slice of toast or a freshly baked pastry up to one of our scrumptious full English breakfasts. You’ll find... More