Heligan Locals’ Pass - Coming Soon!
17 September 2019
This October, we are once again inviting all residents of Cornwall and Devon to sign up for our Locals' Passes; giving unlimited garden access throughout the year, for the cost of just one normal garden admission charge.
Staff Profile - Craig Bell- Kitchen Garden Foreman
05 September 2019
If you asked me on my first day of work at Heligan what my favourite vegetable was, I would have said the tomatoes that make the ketchup. If you'd have asked me how many colours do carrots come in, I would have simply laughed at you and told you they only come in orange.
The Lost Art of Seed Saving – ‘Preserving the past to protect the future’
28 August 2019
Nestled in the heart of the Heligan Productive Gardens is a cool, dry storage shed where carefully labelled pots and jars display a bounty of seeds; all lovingly collected, dried and stored by the Heligan Gardening Team.
Garden News Reveals the Top 100 Visitor Gardens In The UK
20 August 2019
We are thrilled to announce that The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been named as the UK’s top visitor garden by readers of Garden News magazine!
From sheep to shop!
01 July 2019
We are delighted to be able to offer Devon and Cornwall Longwool Heligan Garden twine for sale within the Heligan Shop for all our visitors to enjoy a product made directly from the Heligan estate.
25 June 2019
The Productive Garden Team at The Lost Gardens of Heligan got the rare opportunity this week to harvest one of their famous traditionally grown pineapples. The team gathered in the Melon Yard forming a circle around the Pineapple Pits. Each person eagerly waited as Dina, an expert in the art of growing pineapples, descended into the pit to harvest the pineapple.
The Hum of Summer
12 June 2019
The hum of summer has arrived, spreading through the garden with its many shapes and forms. Foxgloves protrude from the ground only to lean across paths bowing under the weight of their large tubular flowers.
The Gardens in May
02 May 2019
The last few days have been still and calm with warmth more suitable to shorts than trousers. Wherever you go birdsong fills the air, a soundtrack to a garden in bloom. Giant deciduous trees unfurl their bright green leaves filling the canopy above and shading the forest floor beneath. It is here that wildflower carpets of blue, pink and yellow flood all available space. Pollinators thrive here, their industrious hum evidence of a flourishing landscape. From the Estate, the Jungle and the Paddocks to the Pleasure Grounds and the walled Productive Gardens, Heligan is a joy for the visitor in May.
New Tree Fern Walkway
02 April 2019
For years the Jungle team have discussed the idea of building a new Jungle path that follows the valleys natural topography down to and along the jungle valley floor. From here, the route would wind and bend as it makes its way through the hundred-year-old tree fern grove and out past Third Pond. This new trail would be truly unique allowing visitors to walk through and around these prehistoric trees giving them a sight that before only a select few had seen.
Goose lays golden egg at The Lost Gardens
01 April 2019
We are in shock this morning after discovering a golden egg in the Poultry Orchard! Like something out of Aesop’s Fables, whilst collecting eggs from our rare breed poultry, we discovered one large golden egg underneath one of our nesting geese!
Our Rare Breed Story
11 March 2019
Here at Heligan pigs are a real favourite with our visitors and have been for many years. It is well known that our pigs have a job to do, and work hard around our estate to clear brambles and turn over pastures, verges and seed beds.
Heligan: Inspired by Nature
27 February 2019
Marine and Natural History Photography Students came to explore The Lost Gardens of Heligan back in October 2018 as part of an organised field trip. The first year students from Falmouth University were given an introduction to the wildlife and habitats present within the 200acre estate and were invited to explore the gardens.