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Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell, Cornwall, England

  • Kids putting up tent at Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell
  • Hammocks in trees at Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell
  • Indoor flower plant area at Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

The charming Lost Gardens of Heligan offers over 200 acres of ancient land for you to discover, it is one of the most mysterious estates in England! You can even trek right through the Jungle on the only Burmese rope bridge in the UK if you dare.

Step back in time as you explore the Northern Gardens, with beautiful flowers and over 20 varieties of fruit and vegetables, there’s even a melon plot. You will also get to see the 200-year-old Pleasure Grounds, which conceal an unusual range of unexpected features and romantic structures, linked by a network of walks. The kids will love exploring and everyone will enjoy the rhododendrons and camellias that are over 150 years old!

Go and explore the Jungle hosting a huge range of exotic plantings and foliage, including a large tunnel of towering bamboo. It even has its own microclimate which as at least 5 degrees warmer than the Northern Gardens! You can even bring the family pooch along with you on a lead, so everyone can come enjoy the fun.

  • Rare breed animals that you might not see anywhere else
  • The UK only outdoor Jungle including a Burmese rope bridge for brave explorers
  • Seasonal events for all


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN, England


Click here to visit Lost Gardens of Heligan's website
01726 843740

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st April - 30th September
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

1st October - 31st March
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £14.50
Kids (5-17): £6.50
Seniors: £12.50
Family (2 adults, 3 kids): £37.50

Last Entry

1 hour and 30 minutes before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Guest suitability

The Jungle and Wider Estate are unfortunately not easily accessible to everyone. The gradients of the pathways to these areas are very steep. For this reason and your safety, wheelchair users should refrain from entering these areas.


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