Do I need to book tickets to visit The Gardens?
Booking is currently advisable for our day visitors and our Heligan Local Pass holders.
During the school holidays and seven weeks of summer, booking will be essential as we limit visitor numbers for the enjoyment of our visitors.
I am a Heligan Member/Heligan Local Pass Holder. Do I need to book a ticket?
Yes. Heligan Members and Local Pass Holders will also need to book a ticket. Anybody without a pre-booked ticket will be unable to enter the gardens. Please click here to pre-book tickets.
Can I bring my dog with me?
Yes, we welcome dogs and well-behaved owners all year. Please click here to be taken to our dedicated Dogs page.
How big are the gardens?
Over 81 hectares or 200 acres now fall within our lease.
Can I download a map before I visit?
You can download our map by clicking here.
Who owns the gardens?
The Tremayne family has owned the gardens and estate for over 400 years. They lease the gardens to us. Heligan House is now separately owned and not open to the public.
How long should we allow for our visit?
We suggest a minimum of 4 hours to get a taste of the Northern Gardens, the Jungle and the Hide.
Do you hold special events?
Yes, we run a programme of seasonal events and trails throughout the year. Details of what’s coming up can be found here.
What happens to the crops grown in the Productive Gardens and meat reared from the Wider Estate?
They are incorporated into our daily lunch menu, and surplus crops are sometimes sold to visitors.
Can we buy a Locals’ Pass?
Our Locals’ Passes are available to purchase for residents of Cornwall or Devon. To purchase yours, please click here.
Where are the Giant's Head, Mud Maid & Grey Lady sculptures?
Beyond the Ticket Office, along Woodland Walk.
Where can we post a card?
On the right hand side of the exit path, before you reach the toilets.
Where is the nearest bus stop?
Local service buses stop just off the road, inside our shaded car/coach park.
Are there any other ways of getting here without a car?
Heligan now enjoys an off-road link with the Coast & Clay Cycle Trail (Route 3 of the Cornish Way) and there is a public footpath up from Mevagissey. We can provide contact details for taxis.