A great writer can get you to consider doing something you normally would not consider doing:
I don’t understand the point of garden visits. Why do ordinary people, the owners of mere balconies and tiny yards, torment themselves by touring other people’s grand estates? Nut trees, stables, ancestral compost heaps: I need no reminder of what I am missing. So, unlike virtually every other gardener in Britain, I had no intention of spending my summer wandering among aristocratic roses and marvelling at the fine tilth of Lord Whatsit’s sandy carrot beds. All those rambling sweet peas make me furious; yes, Tristram, it is a handsome cardoon bed, but some of us are struggling to find space for a single extra lettuce. And then, wholly by accident, I found myself in the Lost Gardens of Heligan…
And suddenly you cannot resist virtually doing that thing:
And the rabbit hole in this case gets you thinking about Cornwall:
Opening Hours and Prices
The Lost Gardens are open every day*, all year round, for your enjoyment and exploration.
*except Christmas Day.
We’re one of the most unique and fascinating places to visit in Cornwall, with an incredible 200 acres of gardens and estate awaiting your exploration. We therefore recommend that you allow as much time as you can, to see as much as possible; ideally a whole day. However, please don’t expect to see everything in the one visit!
Sometimes, restoration work, events or adverse weather conditions may restrict access and opening times. In these events we will keep you up to date with details of any restrictions via our News page.
Garden Admission Single Visit Charges Adults £15.00 Students £9.00 Children (5 – 17) £7.00 Children (Under 5) Free Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £40 Companions who are required to assist disabled visitors Free