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We would love to welcome your group to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Please contact us to discuss your group’s needs and interests. We will do our very best to accommodate.

2020 update 

Although the gardens are now open, we are currently not in the position to welcome groups until 7th September. We look forward to welcoming your groups back to the gardens a little later in the year.    

Enjoy a group day out at the largest garden restoration in Europe, home to a National Collection of camellias and rhododendrons and bursting with romance and intrigue around every pathway and corner. Whether you are looking for breathtaking surroundings, history, horticulture, wildlife or a unique day in the heart of the Cornish countryside, The Lost Gardens has it all.

Please be aware that there are over 200 acres for your group to explore and we therefore recommend a minimum of a half day visit to ensure that you have seen as much as possible. In our experience, groups who have only allowed an hour or two to visit have been left feeling disappointed at how much they didn’t get to see.

Group Rates From 1st March 2020

Pre-booked group rates For groups with 10 or more paying visitors - Admission Only
Adults £10.80
Children (5-16) £5.80
Students (Full Time) £7.50
Children (Under 5) Free

Guided tour – additional £3.00 per person (minimum charge of £40 applies)

2020 information can be downloaded by clicking here

Group facilities & benefits

Free entry, blue badge guides and one group organiser or tour manager per group plus complimentary refreshment voucher (minimum of 25 paying visitors).

Free coach parking, located near to garden entrance, toilets, Heligan Kitchen and Shop (pre-booking required).

Free entry and a complimentary food voucher for coach drivers to enjoy.

Guided Garden Tours

If you would like to discover even more on your visit then we can arrange a guided garden tour from one of our Heligan Tour Guides at a small additional cost.

Group tours take the form of a leisurely stroll around the main features of the Northern Gardens.

During the tour, your group will learn about the history of the Heligan estate, the magnificent success story of its restoration, and about how the project continues to progress today.

Guided tours are suitable for visitors of all abilities. Should any members of a group have walking difficulties, we can supply wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis. 

We also have German-speaking tour guides. Please contact us if you would like to discuss specific requirements.

These tours last around one hour.

If your group have more specific requirements about an area of the gardens or the history of Heligan, please let us know and we will try to make sure the tour accommodates your needs and interests.

Please note that if you would like to book a guided tour, we do ask for at least one month’s notice.

Thank you in advance.

School groups (5-17 Years)
Children £5.80
Teachers Free of charge (age related ratios apply)
Student groups (18+)
Students £7.50
Teachers Free of charge (age related ratios apply)


Group discounts and coach parking can only be arranged by pre-booking. To make a booking, please download our group booking form, complete and email it to our Group Booking Co-ordinator, Carol, at [email protected], or post to:

Carol Barrett
Group Bookings,
The Lost Gardens of Heligan,
St Austell,
PL26 6EN

Should you require any further information or if we can help with your booking in any way, please call us on 01726 845120 or email us.

It is advisable to make your booking well in advance. Please be sure that you have reserved your place with us before you advertise dates or start selling seats. Thank you.

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