The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The style of the gardens is typical of the nineteenth century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles.

The gardens were created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family, over a period from the mid-18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century and still form a part of the family’s Heligan Estate. They were neglected after WWI, and only recently restored in the 1990’s.

Northern Gardens

        The Mud Maid

  Jungle Bridge

   Second Pond~Jungle

   Sister of the Mud Maid

   Lost Valley

   The melon yard

 Lost Garden

   Giant’s Head

  the Walled Garden

     Apple arches

     The boardwalk~Jungle

     Scarecrow in the veg garden

I sincerely hope I’m able to see these gardens in person one day. The images are amazing!  It’s no wonder Britons are famous for their gardens because this took a great deal of work, love and care.  Many thanks to Melanie for the suggestion. If you live in the UK, the contact information is below and if you’re geeky like me, you can copy and paste it to the Google map search bar and take a “couch trip”.   : )

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pentewan
St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN, United Kingdom
01726 845 100

 

 

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