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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, UK, PL26 6EN
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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.


  • Dog-friendly
  • Kitchen & bakery

Opening times

Autumn/Winter (October 1 to March 31)

The Heligan Kitchen is open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm

The Gardens & Estate open daily from 10am – 5pm (last tickets 3.30pm)

The Heligan Shop & Plant Centre open daily from 10am – 5pm (except Sundays: 11am – 5pm)

Spring/Summer (April 1 to September 30)

The Heligan Kitchen is open daily from 9:30am – 5.30pm.

The Gardens & Estate open daily from 10am – 6pm (last tickets 4.30pm)

The Heligan Shop & Plant Centre open daily from 10am – 6pm (except Sundays 12pm – 6pm)


The Lost Gardens are open every day*, all year round, for your enjoyment and exploration.

*except Christmas Day.

We’re one of the most unique and fascinating places to visit in Cornwall, with an incredible 200 acres of gardens and estate awaiting your exploration. We therefore recommend that you allow as much time as you can, to see as much as possible; ideally a whole day. However, please don’t expect to see everything in the one visit!

Sometimes, restoration work, events or adverse weather conditions may restrict access and opening times. In these events we will keep you up to date with details of any restrictions via our News page.

  • Adults £13.50
  • Seniors (65+) £11.50
  • Students £8
  • Children (under 5) Free
  • Children (5 – 17) £6
  • Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £35
  • Companions who are required to assist disabled visitors Free

Joint tickets with the Eden Project

We are delighted to be able to offer an exclusive joint ticketing option that gives you a generous online discount to both attractions. For advance flexible tickets to both attractions, please click here.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a member of The Great Gardens of Cornwall, a group of the finest gardens on offer in the county. Should you be planning to visit more than one Great Garden, make sure you pick up a Great Gardens leaflet to take advantage of the discounted entry offer.

Companions and carers who are required to assist disabled visitors are admitted to the gardens free of charge.

For group rates and information about Group Bookings, please see our Groups page.

Please be aware that The Lost Gardens are privately owned and as such are not directly associated with either the National Trust or the RHS.

In 2015, The Lost Gardens of Heligan became a RHS Partner Garden. RHS members can explore the gardens with their RHS membership cards between 1st November and 31st March.

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