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The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell

Once overgrown, lost to the brambles of time, the 200 acres of garden and estate has been beautifully and gradually restored - perfect for the whole family to explore.

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Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project.

Heligan’s 200 acres are found just near to the south coast at Pentewan, near St Austell, and today are a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic.

Explore the Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, winding your way along paths laid out over two centuries ago. Further into the estate discover The Jungle: a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas, and across the rope bridge. Elsewhere on the estate you’ll find the lost world of traditional and rare breeds, wildlife and ancient woodlands.

Heligan is a garden for all seasons, so whether you plan to visit in bright days of early spring to see the camellias, in the hazy buzz of mid-summer, autumnal woodland walks, or the tranquillity of the bareness of winter, you are guaranteed a unique experience.

Locals passes and annual membership are available, and pre-booking your visit is currently essential.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
+44(0)1726 845100

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