The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell

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One of the UK’s best-known botanical gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan include aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over a century old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, and a wild area filled with subtropical ferns. The gardens also contain Europe’s only remaining pineapple pit, an old method of growing this tropical fruit in colder climates. This area shelters a diverse native wildlife in a number of different habitats, such as hay meadows, grazed pastures, wetlands, and ancient woodlands. Start your visit at the site’s shop and plant center, where you can pick up a guidebook, walking stick, camera batteries, writing materials, and outdoor clothing. To visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan and get the most from your holiday in St Austell, create itinerary details personal to you using our St Austell trip itinerary maker website .
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  • They say that the definition of the Cornish is 'the Scots with all of the generosity squeezed out of them', well the truth is we do love a bargain and we got more than that in the lovely Lost Gardens....  more »
  • Visited during our holidays. Beautiful place to walk around for something different or if the weather isn't quite fit for the beach. Cool rope bridge to walk along. Nice gift shop and cafe but quite p...  more »
  • Loads to do for kids including adventure playground stuff alongside the main walk, brilliant 'lost summer' den building and other activities on the East Lawn, marshmallow toasting etc. The kids loved ...  more »

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Dotted around town and close to many of the area's primary attractions, a number of rental cottages and apartments are offered by both companies and individuals. The country roads that cut across the landscape feature many inns and pubs, some with attached bed and breakfasts. For the most budget-friendly option, consider the campsites and caravan parks, offering access to the great outdoors and good travel connections to local attractions.
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