About the garden
On Monday 16 February 1990, The Lost Gardens of Heligan were rediscovered from the brambles of time. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic collections of gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground-breaking restoration project – the largest in Europe.
More than 200 acres (80ha) 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 more than two centuries ago. The Jungle takes visitors on a sub-tropical journey through bamboo tunnels and under majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas, while the estate reveals a lost world of traditional 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 wonderful experience.