The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Excursion

Price from

209 AUD

Duration

4hrs

Season

Available all year

Min. number

0 travellers

Booking code

E-FOY2


The Lost Gardens of Heligan is one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. Nestled near the fishing village of Mevagissey on the south Cornish coast, these glorious gardens are comprised of an exotic jungle, Victorian garden and Giants Head to name but a few.
  • Popular botanical gardens in the UK.

  • Exclusive welcome and garden orientation.

  • Cornish countryside.

  • Exotic jungle, Victorian garden and Giants Head.


Depart Fowey and journey through the peaceful countryside of small villages and granite farmhouses, giving you glimpses of life here in days gone by and hedge fields that give way to rolling downs on the approach to Heligan which is the Cornish name for the willow tree. 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. Nestled near the fishing village of Mevagissey on the south Cornish coast, these glorious gardens are comprised of an exotic jungle, Victorian garden and Giants Head to name but a few.  

Lost to the world for 70 years, Heligan was ‘rediscovered’ in 1990 and thus began a ground-breaking restoration project with the gardens now claimed to be the largest garden restoration in Europe. Renowned as a garden for all seasons, winding paths beckon through bamboo tunnels, under majestic tree ferns and through ancient woodlands. Adventurous souls will relish the opportunity to cross the Burmese Rope Bridge, one of the longest in Britain, whilst wildlife lovers will delight in the farm and its animals. The Pleasure Grounds offer an unusual array of features and intricate gardens in contrast to the wild woodlands with their intriguing iconic sculptures which subtly emerge from the natural landscape.  

Enjoy an exclusive orienation of the grounds and then explore at leisure, pausing to sample some of the fresh Heligan produce at the Heligan Kitchen and Bakery (not included).  

At the end of the visit re-board the coach and enjoy the scenic return journey through the Cornish countryside, back to Fowey.

Practical information

Practical information:

  • Remarks: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Language: English.

  • Walking information: Extensive walking although the pace is leisurely.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.