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Stepping into Spring
27 February 2019
As we write our February garden update, a plethora of new blooms continually erupt within the gardens. Light pink camellias lead the march quickly followed by vibrant deep pink rhododendrons, below their boughs, drifts of white snowdrops and clusters of eccentric hellebores line our paths whilst daffodils take the spaces in between. This garden in rebellion is not a planned fight against the seasons but more a sign of just how mild winter has been.
Festive Visitors Raise over £12,500 for Local Charities
03 January 2019
Our festive visitors have helped us raise over £12,500 as we opened our gates for two charity days on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Heligan by Night Instagram Competition
12 December 2018
Heligan by night has begun! We would love to see your images of the magical Garden illuminations...
Heligan’s Double Treble!!!
29 November 2018
What an amazing year we have had already, and we have done it again! With our second hat trick of the year, as last night we were named as the winner of Best UK Leisure and Heritage Attraction in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards
Autumn into Winter at The Lost Gardens
27 November 2018
As the presence of autumn deepens and sometimes feels as though it is morphing into winter, the gardens take on a new phase. A phase of golden leaves dazzling the autumn skyline, fading in fragility as the winds blow until they scatter the pathways and garden beds with the last of their gold.
Heligan’s First Ever Poultry Show
21 November 2018
On Sunday 18th November 2018, we played host to our first Rare Breed Poultry Show. The invitation to take part in the show was opened out to all local poultry and waterfowl keepers to come along and show their animals. There were over 80 categories and whether competitors were seasoned bird show veterans or just starting out, there was something for everyone.
Christmas at The Lost Gardens…
15 November 2018
This festive season at The Lost Gardens of Heligan will see the Gardens and Estate burst into joyful merriment with a collection of events set to bring everyone together, warm the cockles and celebrate good tidings.
Armistice at The Lost Gardens.
07 November 2018
Gold at The Cornwall Tourism Awards
02 November 2018
We extremely proud to say that we have scooped yet another award as we have been awarded gold in the ‘Large Attraction of The Year’ category at the annual Cornwall Tourism Awards.
Armistice Exhibition Enshrines Memory of Lost Gardeners
01 November 2018
This November, The Lost Gardens of Heligan will bring to a close its four-year-long programme of Arts events commemorating The Gardeners of Heligan House and their service for King and Country during World War 1. ‘In Their Name’ will reach a moving and visually stunning finale as Heligan unveils a trio of exquisite art works especially commissioned from acclaimed South African artist, Lize Krüger.
East Lawn Play Area- Closed For Winter
01 November 2018
East Lawn Play Area closed for winter, to carry out essential maintenance.
Heligan Gardening Team Ventures to the Isles of Scilly…
31 October 2018
Earlier in the month on the most beautiful weekend of weather, a handful of the Heligan gardening team left the Cornish mainland to head to the stunning archipelago of the Isles of Scilly to explore the islands and their crowning jewel, Tresco Abbey Gardens.