Providing 200 acres of history, romance and mystery, a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is an experience you’re unlikely to forget.
Taking pride of place among some of the finest gardens in Cornwall, visitors can experience the magic of these unique and renowned gardens that, until 1990, remained “lost” under a tangled web of weeds. Today the gardens offer a tranquil, rural and spectacularly beautiful backdrop and a day trip to remember. Visitors can experience the Productive Gardens, home to more than 300 varieties of vegetable, fruit, salad and herbs which supply the on-site Heligan kitchen with fresh and seasonal produce throughout the year.
The Pleasure Grounds are also well worth working into your tour, for quiet contemplation and inspiration. With a variety of romantic structures and unique features, you’re sure to uncover a whole host of creative plantings along this network of historic pathways.
Visitors can also experience the charm of the Jungle: Cornwall’s only outdoor jungle garden. Stroll through the tropical garden and observe the towering bamboo as you pass giant rhubarb and banana plantations, and an eclectic range of plant collections.
In addition to its unique gardens, the Heligan Estate is a treat to explore. Visitors can observe traditional livestock as they graze along the ancient pastures of the estate, and explore the hay meadows and the woodland at leisure.
Full of charm and character, escape to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and immerse yourself in its unrivalled beauty and tranquillity, all year round.