The accolade was for the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category – the first time Heligan has reached the final of these prestigious national awards.
Currently celebrating the 25th anniversary since The Lost Gardens were rediscovered, managing director George Elworthy said:
"It is very humbling that a garden open for 25 years is considered one of the best attractions not just in South West, but the whole of England and we are delighted to have won a bronze award. It really pays credit to the fantastic work the team here have done, since the gardens were first rediscovered by Tim Smit, John Nelson and John Willis in 1990."
Heligan is a unique visitor attraction for all the family and is soon to host Wild Week from 23 – 31 May. Heligan Wild Week encourages outdoor adventure and offers a host of activities including wild art making, natural target practice and creating animal inspired headdresses.
Visit England is the country's national tourist board. It works in partnership with the tourism industry to develop the visitor experience, plan national tourism strategy, grow the value of tourism in England and provide advocacy for the industry and visitors.