Friends of Heligan

If you're likely to visit this most irresistible of Cornwall attractions more than a couple of times a year, our Friends Scheme provides the perfect solution; with some great additional benefits.

Garden Admission Refunded

If when visiting the gardens you decide that you would like to enrol as a Friend of Heligan, simply pop into Reception and we’ll refund your garden admission against the cost (provided you enrol on the same day as your visit).

Benefits of Friendship

Your garden for a whole year...

Explore the Lost Gardens for a whole year with unlimited free admission during normal opening hours.

Receive a 10% discount on some items in the Heligan Shop, Plant Sales and Heligan Tearoom. (This does not include any items already on offer.)

Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew* and Wakehurst Place** free of charge, with our exclusive reciprocal relationship.

Enjoy early garden admission from 9am every Friday and Saturday morning during the main season.

Stay in touch with the latest events information and news updates via our bi-monthly e-newsletters. 

“We walk around Heligan through all the seasons and no matter how many times, it just keeps giving.”

Friendship options

Individual Friends’ Pass — £25 per annum

The Individual Pass will admit one named adult to Heligan, Kew or Wakehurst Place during normal opening hours.

Joint Friends’ pass — £50 per annum

The Joint Pass will admit up to two adults to Heligan, when at least one is a named adult. It will also admit named cardholders to Kew and Wakehurst Place.

Family Friends’ Pass — £60 per annum

The Family Pass will admit up to two adults to Heligan, when at least one is a named adult, plus up to three children aged 5-16 years. Only named adults are admitted to Kew and Wakehurst Place.**

Children’s Friend’s Pass — £10 per annum

Our Children’s Friends Pass is ideal for young explorers looking to enjoy the mystery and magic of the gardens throughout the year. (Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

You may become a Friend of Heligan at any time of year and your pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

A Gift of Friendship

If you wish to treat a special family member or friend to unlimited free admission to the magical Lost Gardens, Friends’ Passes may be purchased in advance of the start date to ensure your gift is valid for a full 12 months.

Becoming a Friend of Heligan

You may enrol as a Friend of Heligan either by downloading the membership form and posting to the address below or in person at Visitor Reception.

For full details about Friends of Heligan, download the membership form or pick one up from the gardens.

Contact us

For any enquiries regarding Friends of Heligan membership...

Telephone 01726 845100

Fax 01726 845101

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan,
St Austell,
PL26 6EN

*(As of 22nd April 2015, Kew will be introducing a modest fee for children age 4-16 entering Kew Gardens with accompanying adults. This fee will be £3.50 (£2.50 if bought online) and will apply to all visitors including those with family Friends of Heligan passes & child Friends of Heligan passes.)
**Please note that this card does not include free car parking at Wakehurst, for more details on car parking charges please click here.