Explore the beautiful Cornish countryside of our working Estate and lose yourself in a world of ancient pastures, hay meadows and woodlands.

Keeping a close eye on the past, the Heligan Estate is managed using both historic and sustainable techniques, keeping traditional breeds of animal and bringing age-old rural crafts back to life. 

Today, Heligan’s livestock graze the ancient pasture and thrive amongst the haymeadows and wild flowers of the estate. Our woodlands showcase a lost world of charcoal production whilst being home to a carpet of bluebells in spring, as well as an abundance of wildlife throughout the year.

  1. The Lost Gardens Of Heligan Cornwall Wildlife 2 1250 827 S C1


    Our wildlife has at times been almost as famous as the gardens themselves and continues to be a popular part of the Heligan experience.

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  2. Mudmaid Julianstephens©Heligangardensltd


    Within the 60 acres of traditionally managed woodland at Heligan there are many intriguing sights to be seen.

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  3. February Tamworth Pig


    Home to a wonderful variety of traditional and rare breed livestock and poultry, our farm and its animals hold a very real place at the heart of the Heligan experience.

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