Looe, Cornwall, England.

This morning, July 13th., we departed our lodgings in Plymouth, Devon and embarked on a  tour commencing with a 75 minute drive west, to Mevagissey, where the tour group split into two with separate sub-groups visiting the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The Eden Project dates from 2001 and comprises two biomes plus outdoor gardens located in a reclaimed kaolinite pit. The biomes are constructed of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal inflated plastic cells supported by steel frames.One biome houses rainforest plants and the other Mediterranean plants.Outdoors is a garden focused on temperate regions.Overall, there are thousands of plant species sourced from a wide range of climates and environments.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan These were the private gardens of a mansion which have been in the same family since 1569.The gardens fell in to decline post WW1 but were recovered 1992-1996. Here there is an Italian garden, walled gardens, melon yard, flower garden, glasshouses, a pineapple pit, vinery, citrus house, peach house and more in an area covering 80 hectares.

Summer flowers at Lost Gardens of Heligan

Pathway at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Dhalias at Lost Gardens of Heliugan

Aquatic area at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Meadow at Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

The two tour groups were reunited at 1.00 pm after which we visited two similar coastal fishing villages,namely Polperro and Looe, spending one hour at each.

Polperro, Cornwall

Polperro, Cornwall

Looe, Cornwall, England

Looe, Cornwall, England

Finally, we returned to our lodgings in Plymouth.

Tomorrow we drive east to visit Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral.

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