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Rare white sparrow discovered in Cornish Garden
06 January 2021
A rare bird has been discovered in a Cornish garden. Polgooth resident Barry Hitchens was puzzled by an unusual looking, small, white plumed bird visiting his garden and called experts at the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan to investigate.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Closed During National Lockdown
05 January 2021
Following the recent announcement that we have again entered a national lockdown, we have made the tough decision to close our gates for the safety of our staff and visitors alike.
Remembrance Sunday 2020
08 November 2020
Remembrance Sunday 2020 will be very different for us all and sadly, we are unable to host our annual ceremony in the Melon Yard.
Top Tips For Dahlia Success from Productive Garden Supervisor, Katie Kingett
06 August 2020
For successful dahlias it’s about doing the right thing in the right place at the right time!
Your Heligan Membership and Local Pass Questions Answered
09 June 2020
During lockdown we have received various enquiries regarding Heligan Local Passes and Memberships and hope that the following information will answer these queries and also enable everyone to continue enjoying unlimited access to The Lost Gardens.
We’ve Missed You
01 June 2020
We’ve missed you. We hope that you enjoy this insight into the gardens during lockdown. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the gardens and will be releasing essential re-opening information soon.
The Lost Gardens are saved from being lost again by supporting a community food growing scheme
31 May 2020
During the recent lockdown, Heligan’s Productive Garden being left unable to produce seemed like a crime. Here was a two-acre horticultural machine, designed to produce food, lying idle. Here was a kitchen garden needing to be gardened with a supply of expert but furloughed gardeners ready to do the gardening. The search was on for local community projects to work with…Enter Ken Radford, founder and leading light of People and Gardens
We say goodbye to our much-loved Lucombe Oak tree
12 March 2020
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to an old friend, a grand old sentinel of the Kitchen Garden; our much loved and admired Lucombe Oak in The Ravine.
March Garden Update
05 March 2020
An abundance of camellias continues to embellish the Gardens, the Magnolia campbellii is erupting to life with candyfloss pink flowers and the magnificent daffodil carpet is sweeping across the Gardens can only mean one thing: spring has arrived at The Lost Gardens.
Water, Woodland & Livestock by Oliver Brooks-Adams
04 March 2020
This month, Heligan Estate Ranger, Olly, has written up the tales around the Estate as we say goodbye to winter and welcome spring.
Green Fingers Vegetable Growing Competition
04 March 2020
On Saturday 10th October, we will be holding the Vegetable Growing Competition as part of this year’s Heligan Harvest celebration.
Cornwall’s Spring Story 2020
21 February 2020
We’re inviting you to be part of Cornwall’s Spring Story 2020, as one of Britain’s most spectacular botanical shows bursts into life to herald the start of spring.