The Lost Gardens of Heligan has been named as the winner of Best UK Leisure and Heritage Attraction in the prestigious British Travel Awards for the third year running.
The announcement was made at the BTA Gala Awards ceremony, attended by more than 800 travel industry experts.
British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan are to be congratulated on winning Best UK Leisure Attraction. Competition was fierce this year with more companies entering the competition than ever before - but ultimately it is the travelling public who decide the winners by voting for the travel companies they consider the best in the business.'
2018 has been an impressive year for the gardens, with Heligan awarded gold at The Cornwall Tourism Awards (Large Visitor Attraction), crowned BBC Countryfile Magazine’s ‘Garden of the Year’, and voted Number One Garden in the South West by Garden News Magazine.
This latest win sees the garden take the title for the is the third year running that they have taken the title of Best UK Leisure attraction.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan were rediscovered 25 years ago, and now represent Europe's largest garden restoration. These romantic gardens cover 200 acres. Visitors can explore the Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds along winding paths that were laid out more than two centuries ago, or go on a sub-tropical journey through the Jungle, with its bamboo tunnels and majestic tree ferns, giant rhubarb and bananas.