The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Gate to the Scented Garden
Melon Yard
Jungle Pond - Andy Wilson
National Collection of Rhododendrons

Enjoy a group day out to The Lost Gardens of Heligan; the largest garden restoration in Europe, home to a National Collection of camellias and rhododendrons and bursting with romance and intrigue around every pathway and corner. Whether you are looking for breath-taking surroundings, history, horticulture, wildlife or a unique day in the heart of the Cornish countryside, The Lost Gardens has it all.

If you would like to discover even more on your visit, the Heligan team can arrange a welcome and garden introduction for groups from March to October.

Visitors will be welcomed by a member of our team and escorted onto Flora’s Green. Here they will learn about the history of the Heligan Estate along with the magnificent success story of it’s restoration. The talk will also include daily ‘Garden and Estate highlights’ plus an overview of our future plans.

Fact File

Opening Times: From 10am daily, all year round (except Christmas Day)
Rates: Please check our website for general garden entry costs.
Groups 2024 (10+ visitors): Adult £15.30, Child (5-17) £7.20, Student £9.15. Driver free, Tour Leader free. Please contact us to discuss introductory talk costs, availability and our group catering offer.
Facilities: Free parking, shop, licensed tearooms and restaurant, plant sales. Dogs welcome all year round on short leads.
Accessibility: Here at Heligan, we continually work to ensure that all our visitors can gain the most from their visit and have the best possible access to our facilities and services.
If you require additional assistance, details can be found on our website or by calling our general information line.
Seasonal Events: Please see for full event information.
Coach Parking: Yes, by prior arrangement.
Length of Visit: At least three to four hours.
Group Booking Contact:, 01726 845120.
General information:, 01726 845100. Website:
Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, PL26 6EN. From St Austell take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan.”

Updated: February 2024