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Wildlife

Our wildlife has at times been almost as famous as the gardens themselves and continues to be a popular part of the Heligan experience.

Whether you are accompanied on your visit by your own personal robin or you are lucky enough to glimpse a kingfisher or a humming bird hawkmoth, our resident wildlife is sure to enthral and surprise.

Our main aim for our wildlife is to maximise biodiversity within the patchwork of habitats found throughout the 200 acres of historic Cornish estate and garden. 

Our award-winning wildlife hide lies at the heart of our estate, and offers the perfect location to enjoy Heligan's wildlife.

Encounter wild birds feeding right in front of you, watch live footage of our famous Barn Owls and keep up to date with the goings-on of many exciting creatures from Badgers to Blue Tits using our network of interactive touchscreens.

Wander through our wildflower meadows or meander to the Insect Hotel, there's always lots of wildlife to see throughout your visit to Heligan.

Look out for...

The Insect Hotel and our honeybee observation hive on the Georgian Ride.

Don't miss...

The Hide

Throughout spring and summer, witness LIVE on screen the nesting activities and antics of our resident barn owls and their chicks.