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10am to 6 pm (last tickets 4.30pm)

Pineapple pit
The Pineapple Pit within the walled garden

The Award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, asleep for more than seventy years, are the scene of the largest garden restoration project in Europe. In the Spring of 1991, the Gardens of Heligan lay under a blanket of bramble, Ivy, rampant Laurel and fallen timber. A year later, the restoration team opened the gardens to enable the public to share in the excitement of their discovery. In the northern gardens are two and a half miles of footpaths, an Elizabethan mount, rockeries, summer houses, a crystal grotto, an Italian garden, a fine set of bee-boles, a wishing well and a superb collection of walled gardens which are currently being restored.

Much of the original plant collection has survived, sometimes to record sizes, including a marvellous collection of Hooker Rhododendrons and early Japonica Camellias.

Veg garden at Heligan
The Victorian Vegetable Garden

To the South lies 'The Jungle' a subtropical valley overlooking Mevagissey. The Jungle overflows with palms, tree ferns, bamboos, gunnera and many exotic trees.

The Jungle Garden
The Jungle Valley

Enquiries:- Heligan Gardens, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
Telephone +44 (0)1726 845100

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