The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan

4.3
Garden Farm Must See
One of the UK’s best-known botanical gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan include aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over a century old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, and a wild area filled with subtropical ferns. The gardens also contain Europe’s only remaining pineapple pit, an old method of growing this tropical fruit in colder climates. This area shelters a diverse native wildlife in a number of different habitats, such as hay meadows, grazed pastures, wetlands, and ancient woodlands. Start your visit at the site’s shop and plant center, where you can pick up a guidebook, walking stick, camera batteries, writing materials, and outdoor clothing. To visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan and get the most from your holiday in St Austell, create itinerary details personal to you using our St Austell trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Came here with my wife while staying in Newquay and had a fantastic day . There are so many interesting trails to follow and everyone is a new adventure. We went into the jungle area and did the rope ...  more »
  • Would certainly recommend viewing these gardens, interesting displays of the history and people who worked their, some remarkable floral display and rare exotic plants  more »
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  • Beautiful! What a fantastic place!! We accidentally found this place whilst visiting a farm shop whilst away on a trip. We took the dog and the kids in to see what it was about and we haven't stopped talking about it since. The activities for the kids were amazing - they followed a trail of ribbons to several different stages where they collected bits and bobs along the way before coming to the end at a little fayre type thing where they could exchange a couple of their collected items for a seed and dirt and could plant their own runner bean plant. It was great fun. They then had so many activities for them there like hook a duck, ring toss, hobby horse racing etc. Kids had a fantastic time. The gardens themselves were breath taking! You could easily believe you were anywhere in the world. Even the kids were impressed. Definitely worth the visit. And such a bonus that you could take dogs in also. Will be happy to travel to see again as we didnt get a chance to see some of it.
  • Great place we go every year ever Easter or summer time. There is always a trail on and lots of fun activities. The children love the flowers and the gardens. They love going over the rope bridge and we always get and icecream. It is a beautiful place and loved to get out into nature and see the animals and plants. You feel like your abroad in the jungle.
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