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Heligan is an all-season garden.
Adult £12.50; Child (over 5) £6; Over 60s £10.50; Family £30 for 2 adults and up to 3 children, Annual membership for member £25 Group rates: Adult £10; Child (over 5) £6; Over 60s £8.50 Group with guided tour: Adult £12; Child (over 5) £6; Over 60s £10.50
Licensed Restaurant. Well-behaved dogs on short leads are welcome to the Gardens all year round, Guide Dogs are also welcome all year.
Victorian Productive Gardens including Vegetable Garden, Melon Yard and walled Flower Garden.
Pleasure Grounds including, Sundial Garden, the Ravine, the Northern Summerhouse, the Italian Garden, New Zealand Garden and Flora's Green.
Sub-tropical Jungle, ancient woodlands, Lost Valley and a pioneering Wildlife Project.
Camellias and rhododendrons introduced to Heligan pre-1920.
The Carlyon Bay, St Austell
Kingswood Bar & Restaurant, London Apprentice
Crown Inn at St Ewe
Mevagissey & Gorran Haven
The world famous garden restoration is now complemented by a new pioneering wildlife conservation project, centred out in Heligan's Wider Estate. In excess of 200 acres of working Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens including - pineapple pits, melon, citrus, peach and vine houses; Two acre productive Kitchen Garden; Crystal Grotto, Italian Garden, Sundial Garden, New Zealand Garden, Alpine Ravine, Bee Boles and Summerhouse Garden; 30-acre Lost Valley, a natural woodland setting rich in wild flowers, ferns and ancient trees, where the lakeside air is frequently heavy with the scent of charcoal burning; 22-acre subtropical jungle valley where a boardwalk meanders past four pools, through the largest collection of Tasmanian tree ferns in Britain, exotic plants, giant trees and over sixty varieties of bamboo.Pioneering Wildlife Project offers an intimate view of native fauna.
It was Henry Hawkins Tremayne (squire 1766-1829), father of Grace Tremayne, who created the shape of the gardens as we see them today. This happy man was a curate in Lostwithiel and unexpectedly inherited the estate. Within a fairly short time a cousin died leaving him the Croan estate near Wadebridge and in 1809 the Devon branch died out leaving him the Sydenham estates. He hired Thomas Gray to draw up a plan of the garden (pre 1810) which shows it almost exactly as it is now.
Henry Hawkins was responsible for planting the major shelter belts. Having established the shape of the garden it was left to the three succeeding generations, who according to F. Hamilton Davey were noted horticulturalists, to build up the plant collections. Tim Smit masterminded its restoration in recent years.