The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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 include an exotic jungle, Victorian garden, and giant’s head.

  • Popular botanical gardens in the UK
  • Exclusive welcome and garden orientation
  • Cornish countryside
  • Exotic jungle, Victorian garden, and giant’s head
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration

    4hr

  • Max. passengers

    60

  • Booking Code

    E-FOY2

  • From

    $ 185

  • Notices

    Comfortable clothes, raincoat, and quality footwear is recommended.

Leave Fowey and journey through the peaceful countryside, filled with small villages and granite farmhouses. Glimpse how life resembles days gone by and see the hedge fields that give way to rolling downs on the approach to Heligan (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 include an exotic jungle, Victorian garden, and giant’s head.

Lost to the world for 70 years, Heligan was ‘rediscovered’ in 1990. A ground-breaking restoration project then began, 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 can cross the Burmese Rope Bridge, one of the longest in Britain. Wildlife lovers, meanwhile, 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 intriguing iconic sculptures that subtly emerge from the natural landscape.

Enjoy an exclusive orientation of the grounds and then explore at your leisure. Take a pause to sample some fresh Heligan produce at the Heligan Kitchen and Bakery (not included).

At the end of the visit, board the bus again and enjoy the scenic return journey through the Cornish countryside back to Fowey.

Practical information:

  • Remarks: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
  • Language: English.
  • Walking information: Extensive walking at a leisurely pace
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.