The Lost Gardens Heligan
Thirty years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong:…
The Lost Gardens of Heligan give you a taste of the exotic, just 5 minutes drive from Mevagissey. It has a fascinating history, abandoned during the war, only to be rediscovered and brought back to life years later. We love visiting in May/June to see the gigantic rhodedendrons, and seeing what's…
200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance Thirty years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The…
Halligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. The garden restoration started in 1992 and is called the U.K.’s most romantic garden. Also see the U.K.’s only outdoor jungle and visit the home farm
A most moving story of how the men who created these wonderful gardens were lost, like the gardens. And then, one day, someone rediscovered the lost gardens and was able to tell the story of the men.
Wonderful gardens, something for everyone. Remember to book a time slot before you go.
Amazing gardens, cafe, trails and activities for children during different seasons ❤️
“Nestled in a huge crater near St Austell, Eden's massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, plants, exhibitions and stories as a backdrop to the contemporary gardens and family events. There's also a rainforest canopy walkway, soft play for kids and England's longest zipwire. ”
“The castle is next to the amazing beach where there is an large car park. Absolutely stunning!”
“Stunning views and right next to Porthcurno beach. Go for a wonder round or to see a play combined with a beach trip.”
“Lovely cafe on the beach with fabulous food. You can get the King Harry Ferry over to the Roseland which is fun in itself! Hidden Hut do 'feast' events too - check their website for more details. ”
“Not only is the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery a fabulous place to wander around and pick up plants, it also has a lovely shop and a café which serves delicious food. Eat inside in front of a crackling log fire in winter, or bask in the sunshine on their terrace and take in the wonderful views over to Restormel Castle when the weather permits. ”