The Holly & The Ivy Christmas Shop


Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN
The Holly & the Ivy Charity Christmas Shop


Local Christmas enthusiast Lynne Behennah from Mevagissey brings her festive cheer to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this autumn and winter, as she opens her Charity Christmas Shop.

The Holly and the Ivy offers everything from handmade craft products to fair trade items sourced by Lynne. This cosy shop at Heligan is the perfect place for Christmas shopping.

“I love Christmas and particularly decorations. I have visited many Christmas markets and have bought decorations all over the world. I hope that my shop will bring some of those experiences to Cornwall” said Lynne.

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Shop will be open at Heligan GardensTuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 16:30 until Christmas Eve.

There's Free access to the Christmas Shop is in the Plant Nursery of Heligan's Shop. The Heligan Tearooms are open as well and Lobb's Farm Shop so it's great day out!

Last year I helped organise Mevagissey's first Christmas Tree Festival. It was really so nice to see the shops and organisations get involved. It was incredibly successful; everybody loved it and we raised £2,000 for charity!

The shop aims to sell a mixture of high quality decorations. Some are hand crafted in Cornwall. You will find :

Beautiful glass balls, some hand blown and decorated. One range is a mixture of pure glass white, silver and gold. Another, rich jewel colours decorated with gold and silver.

Birds. There are gold ones, silver ones, knitted ones, felt ones, glass ones, tartan ones and glass peacocks.

Tea lights. Some of these can be used all year round. There are glass ones, brass ones, silver ones and a painted one. New this year are a collection of painted tea lights and some beautiful etched porcelain ones that come alive when lit

Angel Chimes. These were very popular in the seventies and have been rereleased

Painted tin. A lovely collection of Santas from Shoeless Joe. Santa in a sports car, surfing, windsurfing, fishing and riding a tricycle.
An exclusive range from India. This years collection includes bunting, wall hangings and card holders.

Paper decorations. Lovingly made in Truro. Garlands, tree decorations ,trees ,flowers and table decorations.

Special decoration hangers. So much nicer than the usual wire, plastic or cotton, these are decorations in themselves

Garlands. There are ones for trees, mantelpieces, walls and windows. Robins, Christmas puddings ,holly, glass beads from India and Christmas trees

Cup cake kits Christmas themed. Why not leave one for Santa.

Guatemalan Decoration I brought these back with me .Intricate beaded decorations

Handmade Natural garlands and table decorations We will be selling these in December using natural foliage

Nativity Sets. These are surprisingly difficult to find. I have a beautiful felt one and some simple metal ones



  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Free Entry

Map & Directions

Road Directions

FROM the A390, take the B3273 towards Mevagissey. Follow the Brown Signs to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. There's Free Parking. The Holly & The Ivy is by the Plant Area of Heligan's Shop. There's Free Access to the shop and the Tearooms at Heligan as well

Public Transport Directions

St Austell's Station is Transport Interchange with Mainline Rail, National Coach and Local Bus sercices, plus a Local Taxi Rank

Western Greyhound Bus service runs to Mevagissey and then Heligan Gardens on their return to St Austell. Please check on Traveline 0871 200 22 33 or or call 01637 871 871 for your journey

Opening Times

Christmas Shop (18 Oct 2024 - 23 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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