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The Story

Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this Sleeping Beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today Heligan’s 200 acres are a paradise for the explorer, wildlife, plant lover and garden romantic.

Introduction

Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth.

National Collection

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are home to a magnificent National Collection of Camellias and Rhododendrons Introduced to Heligan pre-1920.

Timeline

Learn all about the history of Heligan. From 1200 right up until the present day.

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