Twenty five years ago, The Lost Gardens of Heligan were rediscovered from the brambles of time. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project.
Over 200 acres are now a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic. Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds beckon, along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago. The Jungle takes you on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas whilst the estate reveals a 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 the hazy buzz of mid-summer, or the tranquillity of winter, you are guaranteed a unique experience.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a member of The Great Gardens of Cornwall, a group of the finest Cornwall gardens on offer. Should you be planning to visit more than one Great Garden, make sure you pick up a Great Gardens leaflet to take advantage of the discounted entry offer.
Opening times are:
Spring/Summer (1st April to 30th September)
The Heligan Kitchen is open daily from 9:30am - 5.30pm.
The Gardens & Estate open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm (last tickets 4:30pm)
The Heligan Shop & Plant Centre open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm (except Sundays 12:00pm - 6:00pm)
Autumn/Winter (1st October to 31st March)
The Heligan Kitchen is open daily from 9:30am - 4.30pm
The Gardens & Estate open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm (last tickets 3:30pm)
The Heligan Shop & Plant Centre open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm (except Sundays: 11:00am - 5:00pm)
Christmas Eve: last tickets 1pm and the gardens will close 2:30pm.