Historical Garden Tours | The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK.  This rediscovered garden wonderland has woodland trails for all, magnificent sculptures and a Heligan Harvest adventure to explore this October

A genuine secret garden, the once-thriving Heligan estate was lost for decades under dense undergrowth until a door to one of the walled gardens was discovered by accident in 1990. An award-winning restoration project followed and you can now explore 200 acres of subtropical gardens, ancient woodland and a jungle filled with strange and marvellous plants and trees.

Experienced Heligan Tour Guide David Hogg invites you to join him for an in-depth tour of the Gardens, relaxed and informal tours will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am.

Highlights of the gardens:

  • Giant statues – the iconic statues of Heligan which appear to arch out of the ground itself
  • 100ft rope bridge – dare to cross the bridge, swaying above large-leafed ferns and tropical jungle plants
  • Europe’s only pineapple pit – see the pit used to grow pineapples for The Queen
  • The northern gardens – see the Flower Garden, Melon Yard and kitchen garden, where food for the on-site tearooms is grown
  • The wider estate – explore 200 acres of ancient pastures, woodland, ponds and lakes, the bluebells of the Lost Valley, and spot otters, kingfishers and Cornish cattle along the way

Saturday 6th October – Sunday 14th October sees The Lost Gardens of Heligan celebrate another triumphant gardening year with its annual Heligan Harvest Event.