Places to go in Cornwall – Lost Gardens of Heligan

Explore one of the most mystical gardens in Cornwall, one the must-sees of places to go in Cornwall.

A 40-minute drive and you arrive at one of Cornwall’s best gardens. It’s easy to spend half a day here.

Rediscovered in 1990 after slumbering for over 70 years the gardens over the last decade have been restored to their former glory. It is one of England’s most mysterious estates.

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Enjoy the fabulous walled gardens and historic glasshouses. The productive gardens growing fruit and vegetables and the pleasure grounds concealing romantic structures and a wishing well.

For those wearing sensible footwear there is a half a mile woodland walk to the sub tropical Jungle and Wider Estate.

In the Horsemoor Hide Wildlife Project enjoy close up micro cameras installed in nest boxes and feeding stations and observe wildlife in their natural habitats.

The onsite tearoom has picnic items to take away or stop here for a Cream Tea or light lunch.

The Lost Gardens of  Heligan
St Austell
PL26 6EN
T: 01726 845100