The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth.
Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, the Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan provide families with possibly the best natural playground ever, making them one of the top family days out in Cornwall! There’s a network of magical gardens, woodland walks and farmland brimming with interest and intrigue; and with over 200 acres – enough room to tire the most energetic little legs!
Throughout the year, you can pick up seasonal trails from Reception or Ticket Office to inspire and captivate the children as you explore. In addition, there's a range of exciting family orientated events at key times of the year, from our popular Heligan Wild Week in May to our nostalgic summer events programme, through to Halloween, there’s always seasonal, fun for the whole family.
For more information, visit http://www.heligan.com/