The Lost Gardens of Heligan tourism leaflet
The Lost Gardens of Heligan tourism leaflet
OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR ROUND (Except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day) April - September: 10.00am - 6.00pm (last tickets 4.30pm) No dogs admitted excepting assistance dogs October - March: 10.00am - 5.00pm (last tickets 3.30pm) Dogs on short leads admitted to the gardens Ongoing restoration work or adverse weather conditions may restrict access or opening times for safety reasons. Lose yourself in The Lost Gardens of HELIGAN ® GARDEN ADMISSION 2010 Single visit charges (from 1st April 2010) Adult Senior Citizen Child (5-16yrs) Child (under 5) Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) Guided Tour (Daily at 11.30am £10 £9 £6 Free £27 £1.50 Apr. to Sept. incl.) Annual Friends' Passes (offering unlimited garden visits throughout the year) Individual Joint (2 adults) Family £20 £40 £50 Coaches and Groups welcome. Please contact us for group rates and information. From St Austell take the Mevagissey road (B3273) and Follow eligan". "The Nation's Favourite Garden" as voted by BBC Gardeners' World d readers and viewers Telephone/textphone: (01726) 845100 Fax: (01726) 845101 E-mail: [email protected] www.heligan.com This leaflet is available in largeprint, Braille & in German www.heligan.com Seasonal sonal Gar Garden Notes Springg Camellias, rhododendrons d d d & magnolias g Frogs g & toads d mating, g bbirds d nesting ti New-born lambs, N w b l b calves lv & chicks hi k Daffodils, ff d wallflowers f & ranunculus Peach, ppl p pear & q quince blossom P h apple, i bl Rhubarb, Rh b b asparagus & wild ild garlic li Summer Strawberries, peaches p & raspberries p Cornus capitata, pit t agapanthus g p th & v verbena C Herbs, spinach pi potatoes H b salads, l d beans, b h&p t t Cornflower, cosmos, sweett pea p & cleome C ffl l Swallows, butterflies f & dragonflies f S ll b tt fli d g fli Giant rhubarb, & crinodendrons i h b b echiums hi i d d Autumn Bananas, kiwis, p pineapples, pp ggrapes p & ffigs Dahlias, & nerines D hli chrysanthemums hy h i Cucurbits, chillies bi onions, i hilli & chard h d Berries, nuts, fungi f g & autumn colour Redwings, linnets & bbramblings R d i li bli History and Restoration Getting here - the nearest railway and bus station is St Austell. Western Greyhound buses serve the gardens, with a bus stop in our car park. There is off-road access from the Coast & Clay Cycle Trail and via the public footpath from Mevagissey. Duration of visit - ideally a whole day, but don't expect to see everything on a single trip; we have nearly 200 acres for you to discover! Stout footwear is recommended for those planning to extend their exploration to the Jungle and Wider Estate. Access information for disabled visitors is available in advance or on arrival. We have toilet facilities at the entrance & in the gardens. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Group visits - we have excellent support facilities for coach parties. Prior booking is advisable for all groups over 20 persons. Guided tours are available, if requested when making your group booking. Guide books are available in English, German, large print and audio. There is no postal charge for advance purchase. Full colour guides to Heligan Wildlife and Heligan History are also now on sale. Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates A century ago its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were drawing a green veil over this 'Sleeping Beauty'. The gardens and estate were developed by four generations of the Tremayne family between 1770 and 1914. At the heart they created Productive Gardens with fabulous walled gardens, enormous glasshouses and fascinating working buildings, which have since been rescued from overgrowth and decay. Winter Hellebores, cyclamen y & anemones Proteas, acacia hardenbergia P i &h d b i L Leeks, k roots & brassicas b i Kingfishers, gf bats, owls & woodpeckers p Spreading S di seaweedd & double d bl digging di i In 1990, following neglect ory of unite new pioneers with an energy and passion for this extraordinary place, that saved the gardens from obscurity. Today, Heligan employs a large team of permanent staff. Our gardening team replicates the original number from the Victorian era. Traditional methods from this period are also utilised and treasured, with the Productive Gardens employing intensive and meticulous Heligan offers a seasonal calendar of events including Spring, Wildlife and Harvest Celebrations, Outdoor Theatre on summer evenings and Lantern-lit Tours at Christmas. Please visit www.heligan.com for current information or call us on 01726 845100 methods carried out entirely by hand. Whilst in the Northern Gardens we protect the traditions of the past, down in the Jungle we focus on nurturing that sense of horticultural adventure originally promoted by the Tremayne family. Productive Gardens Acting as a living window on to the past, our Gardens, stands as a working memorial to Heligan's Lost Gardeners. Sub-tropical Jungle Heligan Wildlife An exuberant garden hosting a riot of luxuriant foliage, outstanding trees, exotic plantings and inspiring views, the Jungle draws the imagination on a journey far from our temperate shores. Horsemoor Hide lies at the heart of our pioneering Wildlife Project, offering the perfect location to enjoy Heligan's wildlife, both on screen and directly outside. Adventure along our raised boardwalk, snaking across four ponds, past giant rhubarb, banana plantations and avenues of palms. Lose yourself in tunnels of towering bamboo and feast your eyes upon a flourishing plant collection. Here you can witness intimate dramas of the natural world by viewing live and recorded footage captured across the estate by a network of innovative technology. Throughout the gardens and estate, which are actively managed to encourage wildlife populations, you may observe many fascinating creatures, from birds, insects and amphibians to moths, bats and even the famous barn owls that have featured on BBC Springwatch. Over 200 varieties of mostly heritage fruit, vegetable, salad and herb are lovingly tended to supply the Heligan Tearoom with fresh, seasonal produce throughout the year. Today the Vegetable Garden, walled Flower Garden and Melon Yard offer an enticing stage for a glorious methods. Learn about exotic glasshouse fruits, Victorian crop rotation and the inspiring horticultural landscape. www.lostgardensofheligan.blogspot.com www.heliganwild.com Victorian Woodland and Pasture Heligan Tearoom, Shop & Plant Centre Our licensed, award-winning Tearoom provides a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for morning coffee, Cornish cream teas and delicious homecooked lunches. Indulge yourself with Cornish pasties & ice cream or a treat from our on-site Bakery, which produces fresh bread, scones, cakes and slices daily. Experience the unique flavour of Heligan. Enjoy a relaxi Our kitchens use both our own and locally sourced meat and vegetables, creating a seasonally varying lunch menu. Outdoor and indoor seating is provided, with a homely wood burner ablaze on crisp winter days. nder along winding paths through secluded gardens and past romantic Victorian structures. Journey across the world, beneath the ancient rhododendron boughs of Sikkim, beside Maori-carved tree ferns in New Zealand, to discover our Italian Garden and Alpine-inspired Ravine. Explore the beautiful Cornish countryside of our Wider Estate. This incorporates the historic Lost Valley, sustainably managed woodlands, traditional hay fields as well as pastureland that is home to our flock of Wiltshire Horn Sheep and herd of Dexter cattle. Lost Valley is a peaceful setting for ancient trees, a carpet of bluebells in spring and the intriguing practice of charcoal burning. Two tranquil lakes stocked with a healthy supply of sticklebacks and rudd offer the perfect spot for over-wintering kingfishers and Heligan's otter. The Giant's Head, Mudmaid and Grey Lady await discovery along Woodland Walk. This sheltered path comes to life as these woodland sculptures reveal themselves, emerging silently from the natural landscape. With historic plantings over 150 years old, the Pleasure Grounds are home to our National Collection of 'Camellias and Rhododendrons introduced to Heligan pre-1920'. Let these magnificent yet vulnerable specimens captivate you as they grace the gardens with a flood of vibrant spring colour. All photographs taken at Heligan by J Stephens, R Perkins, L Tremayne, S de Courcy, B Mitchell © Heligan Gardens Ltd. Additional images © C Francis, D Hastilow, H Knott, R Proctor, Cornwall & Devon Media Ltd, Eco-watch Ltd. Map by Ruth Perkins. Leaflet printed by Francis Antony Ltd To continue your enjoyment of Heligan browse in our exclusive Shop, where quality items have been carefully selected to be useful, beautiful or informative. Many of these have been designed, made, written, recorded or grown by staff on-site, to provide an exclusive memento of your visit. Heligan Plant Centre is stocked with a wide variety of high quality specimens, nurtured on-site in the Heligan Nursery. Our stock reflects plantings found throughout the gardens, providing the perfect opportunity to create your own piece of the Lost Gardens at home. www.heliganshop.com Everyone can enjoy Free Parking and Free Entry to the Heligan Shop, Plant Centre and Tearoom all year round.