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“Heligan Gardens”

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in St Austell
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

A fantastic day out,With Over 200 acres of superb working Victorian gardens and pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens. Summerhouses, lawns, lakes and ponds, huge productive gardens and fruithouses, and 22-acre subtropical jungle, are just some of the delights of this “Sleeping Beauty”. Heligan Home Farm and pioneering Horsemoor Hide invite visitors to witness the outer estate being brought back into “good heart”
A very worth wile day trip out.

Suggestions: Look at their webcams,they have some wonderful Barn Owls on webcams at the moment (9th April 13) they are a joy to see,if you go to the webcams and they are not there be patient they maybe out Hunting.
Webcam: http://www.heliganwild.com/webcams

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Visited the lost gardens in March 2013. Really enjoyed the day here, lovely tea room as well! It could of been improved with better signage once inside the gardens. Will definitely visit again!

Thank MKCITY
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We visited these gardens in March of this year when the rest of the country was suffering blizzards and an almost arctic freeze. We had an amazing day. The sun shone and in the micro-climates which many aspects of the gardems create, we could have been in the Mediterranean. We did not see all of the gardens, but must still have walked at least three miles. It is well worth exploring beyond the formal and walled gardens, into the lower reaches of the valley where nature takes over from a more ordered environment. The highlight had to be the jungle where the careful planting (which looks so natural!) takes you back to an almost "carboniferous" setting of 300 million years ago. Altogether this was agreat place to visit with different elements of interest around every corner.

Thank Gordon374
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Advice from Heligan staff was that April/May was the best time to see the Rhododendrons in colour. Sadly due to the cold weather we have had this year and the fact that Easter was quite early, there was not as much colour as we'd hoped. However we spent a pleasant, if not cold day wandering through the vast gardens. The jungle was as delightful as ever.

2  Thank CarolynC477
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

The gardens are amazing. It's a beautiful place to spend a few hours. I particularly like the jungle walk and the brid hide. Could spend hours just watching the birds alone.
Have visited in March, June and September - each time the gardens give you a different view. My visit earlier this month was interesting............watching the numerous gardeners preparing for the proper spring weather. Looking forward to seeing the flowers in bloom come June. Please visit, it's well worth it!

Thank Tattyadams
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