Heligan Garden, Cornwall

Heligan Garden, Cornwall, England

This morning, I visited the impressive Lost Garden of Heligan in Cornwall, S.W. England.

Heligan has a history dating back to the 1770s subsequent to which extensive formal gardens were developed by the Tremayne family who resided at the mansion in the heart of the estate known as Heligan House. However, post World War I the gardens were allowed to deteriorate and became a total wilderness.

John Willis Tremayne inherited the fornmer gardens and, following an inspection of the wilderness in 1990, determined to restore them to their former glory. This project was progressively implemented and. step by step, the gardens were restored, althoiugh some work remains.

Heligan has now evolved into mature and commercially viable, visitor experience with supportiung facilities which include visitor centre, shops and restaurant.

Visitors should allow at least half a day to gain a basic experience of the restored gardens which include Italian Garden, Flower Garden, Glasshouses, Melon House,Pineapple Pit, Vinery, Citrus house, Peach House,Productive Gardens, Pleasure Gardens,New Zealand Gardens, Crystal Grotto, Scented Gardens, Jungle  and Lost Valley. There is a bird watching facility and fields with farm animals

There is much here to interest ornithologists, gardeners, horticulturists, photographers and artists. I was particularly impressed by the range of lush and subtle shades of green prevalent at this time of year (autumn).

Below is a selection of images of the Garden taken today.

Heligan Garden, Cornwall

Heligan Garden, Cornwall, England

Apple Tree Avenue, Heligan

Apple Tree Avenue, Heligan, Cornwall

Heligan Garden, Cornwall

Heligan Garden, Cornwall, England

Heligan Garden, Cornwall

Heligan Garden, Cornwall, England

Heligan Garden, Cornwall

Heligan Garden, Cornwall, England

Victorian Pelargoniums at Heligan

Victorian Pelargoniums at Heligan, Cornwall

Pheasant at Heligan Garden

Pheasant at Heligan Garden, Cornwall

Birdlife at Heligan Garden

Birdlife at Heligan Garden, Cornwall

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