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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Magical gardens, restored by Tim Smit, who later went on to create the Eden Project. There's also a well-stocked farm shop here where you can stock up on local produce.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Pentewan
ST AUSTELL
Cornwall
PL26 6EN

Telephone

01726 845100

5 Stars

Sep 2016

Clive Boon, from Essex.

Great day out

We had a super day here- wonderful for kids,which was a surprise,they had a marvellous time...rope bridge...building a tee-pee and picnicing in it,5 adults and 5 little ones 1,4,5,5, 8.,great open areas a loads of trees and climbing fun.We too liked the greenery and open areas...good, reasonable food on offer...was expecting National Trust like 'keep off grass time etc'...our day was dull and windy but warm and would recommend and return....and guess would be even better on a sunny day!

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5 Stars

Aug 2015

Miss Heather

Beautiful gardens and there is something for all the family to enjoy. Great day out!

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5 Stars

Aug 2015

Mrs Rowan

Beautiful place, good picnic area

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5 Stars

Aug 2015

Mr Churchill

This is a lovely place to explore, with lots of hidden bits to discover. We were there in early August and it didn't feel particularly busy, so there must be lots of room for everyone. Even our teenager enjoyed it.

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5 Stars

Oct 2014

Mr Knight

Knight party

It seemed every corner we turned there was something wonderful to look at. There has been a lot of thought put into this and we felt it was excellent value for money, great day out.

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5 Stars

Apr 2014

Mrs Milliner

Magical

A fabulous walk around the gardens, lovely cafe/restaurant and super farm shop, both of which you can visit without paying to go into the gardens. A great day out.

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5 Stars

Aug 2011

A wonderful place to visit, even at the height of summer when there are many visitors. Magical gardens, wildlife and even chickens. Well managed, great cafe.

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4 Stars

Aug 2011

A hit with all the family!

A great day out! The gardens, shop and tearooms had a really upmarket feel about it. Every aspect of the gardens has been put together with real love and devotion. My 3 year old daughter's favourite bit was the Jungle - she loved running down all the boardwalks. It really felt like something from Jurassic Park. A hard walk back up the hill though - especially carrying our 1 year old toddler! My husband's favourite part was the ice cream at the teashop, and mine was the impressive vegetable garden. (Forgot to mention that my daughter cried when she discovered there were no melons growing at this particular time of the year - So that for her was a real show-stopper!!) Would recommend although with caution to wheelchair users - Some of the terrain is quite tricky.

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5 Stars

Jul 2011

Mr McMahon

Really Lovely Place

Spent all day here and even though it rained a little it really was a lovely day with lots of very special gardens to walk through.

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4 Stars

Feb 2009

Lovely, magical 'secret' garden. The local, homemade refreshments in the tea rooms are delicious too.

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