The Lost Gardens of Heligan won Gold at the 2018 Cornwall Tourism Awards, in the ‘Large Attraction of The Year’ category.
George Elworthy, managing director, The Lost Gardens of Heligan:
“We are honoured to receive this prestigious award. The Cornwall Tourism Awards are fiercely competed, so to win Gold as Large Attraction of the year is incredible. This award is one for the whole team at Heligan, who have worked very hard throughout this year.”
The Cornwall Tourism Award judges made secret visits to each attraction. They also looked at all aspects of the business, such as online presence, accessibility and green credentials in the judging process. To be amongst the winners was a very significant achievement indeed. The National Trusts Glendurgan and Trelissick Gardens were the other finalists in this category.
After a black-tie dinner and plenty of nail biting, Heligan won ‘Large Attraction of The Year’ 2018/19. Marketing manager Lorna Tremayne and digital media manager James Stephens took to the stage to accept the award.
It has already been an award-winning year for The Lost Gardens. It won BBC Countryfile Magazine’s ‘Garden of the Year’ and voted Number 1 Garden in the South West by Garden News Magazine. This makes the Cornwall Tourism Awards Heligan’s first hat-trick this year.
Heligan is also a finalist in the Best UK Leisure/ Heritage Attraction category of the 2018 British Travel Awards. Having won this prestigious award in both 2017 and 2016, Heligan hopes to complete their second hat-trick later in this month.