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The Barn is Now Open!

Twenty-five years ago one of the UK’s most loved gardens, revealed its secrets to the public for the very first time; its story told over a quarter of a century through the medium of horticulture, animal husbandry and unequivocal tenacity.

Since then, The Lost Gardens, have welcomed over 5.7 million visitors and been showered with accolades; from the BBC Gardeners’ World title of Nation’s Favourite Garden, to the UK’s Best Leisure Attraction at the British Travel Awards.

Today, the Estate’s farm is home to a variety of traditional and rare breed livestock and is managed using sustainable, low intensity techniques practiced locally for centuries; a vision Sir Tim first had for the estate. Visitors can see Highland cattle, White Parks, Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep, foraging Tamworth pigs, traditional breeds of poultry and meadows brimming with butterflies and wildlife.

‘The Barn’ was opened to the public on Monday 3rd April and is designed as an agricultural space to enable visitors to learn more about life and the important work that is carried out, throughout the Wider Estate. This wonderful space has already proved very popular with our visitors and some lucky enough to see the live birth of some of our Devon and Cornwall sheep this Spring.

We are looking forward to welcoming friends past, present and future during 2017 to help them celebrate their Silver Anniversary, whilst safeguarding Heligan’s future for the next 25 years and enjoying a host of special events throughout the year.