There are still some great places to visit in Cornwall over the winter and much quieter too! One highlight we recommend is The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan was unveiled to the public in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth, and now provides a wealth of inspiration to suit all styles of gardens. With more than 200 acres to discover, be sure to see everything the garden has to offer, such as the Victorian productive gardens, pleasure grounds, sub-tropical jungle, and the wildlife project – to name but a few. ‘There are many winter jewels to look out for this season,’ says Jamie Young, productive gardens supervisor. ‘Cyclamen, early camellias, hellebores and fuchsias all bring their own distinctive flowers, foliage and scents to the northern gardens, while carpets of snowdrops can be enjoyed throughout in January.’
Open all year, except Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. 1 April-30 September, daily, 10am-6pm. 1 October-31 March, daily, 10am-5pm. Adult £12; child (aged five-16) £6; under fives free; family £30. Pentewan, St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN. Tel: +44 (0)1726 845100. www.heligan.com