The Lost Gardens of Heligan
200 acres of magical gardens with an incredible legacy.
from 9800 Google reviews
About the garden
April - October 10AM - 6PM (last entry 4:30PM) Winter 10AM - 5PM (last entry 3:30PM)
Yes - Dogs on leads.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.
Yes - Children of all ages.
Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.
Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.
Cornwall, PL26 6EN
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from 9800 Google reviews
a month ago
Absolutely beautiful place. The gardens are just enthralling, even if you are like me and can't distinguish one 'green thing' from another. I'm a wheelchair user, and the accessibility of this place is determined by mother nature. It's not over-developed, but it has reasonable accessibility in a lot of the site. They have free electric scooter hire which was very much appreciated. The scooter induction was very clear. Staff here are really very very good. Wildlife information provided is detailed and great for children to understand. Our 3yr old came away brimming with new knowledge and interesting facts... Definitely recommend this place. Just be prepared that wheelchair users and people with heavy prams will need to be prepared for some additional help or exertion. But that is WELL worth it.
a week ago
Beautiful place with stunning scenery and a interesting story behind its discovery and following refurbishment. Clean and informative with plenty to see and do. Restaurant area is nice and has good food. Park area is really good. Access is very good around the park. Owners have the environmental messaging spot on (found Eden Project to be a bit over bearing and virtue signally) Great day out, lovely place, can’t wait to come again
10 months ago
A huge area of woodland incorporating the 'jungle', a steep wooded valley with streams, ponds and totally lush vegetation of a type only possible in the unique micro-climate found here. There are also large kitchen and flower gardens with a lovely selection of plants - including one of the few working pineapple houses. Over the last 20 years, a huge effort has been put into making this a wonderful place for anyone with an interest in plants or gardens. The boardwalk around the jungle makes even that area accessible to many who would be otherwise unable to manage the steep slopes. Highly recommended.
11 months ago
What an amazing day out! It started with the new (to us at least) Burmese Rope Bridge - I suggest you do this early as it gets really busy - then continued onto the East Lawn where, as part of Wild Week, you can do Archery (4yrs+), Axe Throwing (adults-only, obviously), Kids Axe Throwing, Face Self-Painting, Fire Striking and Marshmallow Toasting (25p per marshmallow)...as well as all the play equipment, which is available all the time. There is also a small Farm Animal area, gardens and horticultural areas throughout. However, the best bit for me was the Jungle. Steep paths, adventurer-style environment with strange noises and smells, kids of all ages will love it! This is family and dog friendly, albeit there are some very steep paths so be warned. No special footwear was needed, however it hadn't rained recently which may change that! All in all, an absolutely fantastic day out. The staff weren't just helpful, they were excited for you to be there and that made you feel special. The entry area was COVID-safe, as was the Jungle with new one-way paths, however The Shop and Restaurant was a bit of a free-for-all. That said, masks were compulsory throughout all indoor areas. An absolutely amazing day out. We managed to go during Wild Week (see activities above), but even if you don't, go anyway, it's a fab day out for everyone!!
8 months ago
A lovely quiet peaceful place for a lovely day out. Lovely walks for all abilities. Some sections are on the steep side, so good walking shoes are essential. Some lovely stop offs to rest and take in the views and grounds. A very nice cafe to refuel and a shop. Will certainly recommend to friends and family.