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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

St Austell
PL26 6EN

St Austell to Mevagissey road; follow brown tourist signs.

200 acres

01726 845100

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Opening Hours

Please see website for opening dates and times.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Jan–Mar and Nov–Dec.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • National Plant Collections
  • Sculpture
  • Sub-tropical garden
  • Wildflower meadow

About the garden

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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 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.

Plants of special interest

  • Alpines
  • Bluebells
  • Camellias
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Magnolias
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.