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FAQs

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?

To see everything fully would take a couple of days. 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 exclusively in March for residents who live in Cornwall or Devon.

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.

Can I store my luggage at Heligan?

Please be aware before your visit, that due to the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK at CRITICAL, we are unable to store any luggage and do not have locker facilities available.