The Lost Gardens Heligan
The Lost Gardens Heligan, Cornwall

The Lost Gardens Heligan

The Lost Gardens Heligan opened to the public in 1990, however, it actually dates back to the 13th century, when Heligan Manor was built.

Over time, the manor has been home to several residents, including the Tremayne family. However, between 1914-1990, the estate became derelict. This is because the array of the gardens’ workers went away to fight in WW1. The house was also converted into flats and sold off.

However, a descendant of the Tremayne family discovered the gardens in 1990 and decided to give them a new lease of life. Since then, The Lost Gardens Heligan has been broadcasted on BBC, featured in the Times and has welcomed a wealth of visitors!

When visiting The Lost Gardens Heligan, be sure to visit the Productive Gardens. Here, you’ll find over 300 varieties of vegetable, salad and fruit being cultivated by the gardens’ maintenance workers.

After seeing the garden in action, make your way to the Pleasure Gardens. These stunning gardens are over 200 years old and feature special ornaments and details, including the witches’ broom and the sundial area.

While away the time here before wandering to the jungle. This is the UK’s only jungle and comprises a wealth of tropical plants and trees; all of which you’ll spot as you walk along the boardwalk.

After exploring the gardens, venture out into the Heligan estate. Here lies woodland, where you’ll find the renowned Mudmaid and Grey Lady sculptures.

Alternatively, head to the farm, where you can find the delightful sheep, cattle and pigs that have made The Lost Gardens Heligan their home. The Poultry Orchard is also nearby, featuring charming chicken and turkeys.

Don’t forget to visit The Lost Gardens Heligan’s events! From weekly wildlife workshops to seven-course dinners, there’s something available for all tastes.

A day full of gorgeous sights awaits at The Lost Gardens Heligan…

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