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Heligan Wild's aim is to maximise biodiversity within a patchwork of habitats found throughout the 200 acres of historic Cornish estate and garden. Ancient woodland, hay meadows, grazed pasture, wetlands are all sustainably managed to encourage local wildlife. This is achieved using a variety of traditional methods including coppicing, charcoal burning, hay making, and low intensity grazing with our herd of Dexter cattle.
Horsemoor Hide lies at the heart of our estate, and offers the perfect location to enjoy Heligan’s wildlife. There is a large wildlife viewing area; along with live and recorded footage, interactive displays, photographs and information gathered by our dedicated Wildlife Team.

Click below to view our Heligan Wild film.

Latest news

Barn Owl update - April 2014

9th April 2014

Our webcams are now back up and running again with a brand new Barn Owl box for this year.

We will use this page alongside our Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you up to date with what goes on throughout the nesting season.

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Bird Bingo Trail

23rd January 2014

The Heligan wild team have created a Bird Bingo trail for each section of the garden. You can do a different part of the trail each time you visit Heligan and eventually, you will get a full house on your Bird Bingo card! From starlings to Kingfishers, there are lots of birds hiding around Heligan for you to find in this trail.

The trail begins on Saturday 25th January


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BBC Winterwatch at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

23rd January 2014

This weekend The Lost Gardens of Heligan will welcome Iolo Williams and the BBC to the gardens as we take part in the world’s largest citizen science project, The Big Garden Bird watch, run by the RSPB. 

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