Wednesday, 8 May 2019
The Lost Gardens of Heligan: 18 Photos of Farm Animals, Plants and Jungle
Towards the end of April we visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall. As I have said before, it's somewhere we visit throughout the year, whatever the season.
One of the main features of this visit though wasn't only the gardens. It was the new born farm animals as well.
The mother pig is Actress a British Lop Gilt - which is an endangered species. There are less than 160 breeding sows remaining in population.
As well as piglets there were also lambs.
One of the lambs was particularly inquisitive and couldn't wait to get his picture taken.
The family in the barn wanted a more formal photo, which included the newly born lamb.
Not sure what these chicks had done wrong to warrant a prison sentence, but they seemed happy enough. I don't like to see animals and birds behind bars.
But time to move on to the gardens.
Blossom on the archway of apple trees.
A quick peek into the Potting Shed.
There is certainly an array of old tools - but I wasn't in a working mode, so left them behind.
The house at Heligan is private, but is an impressive building.
Flowers of forget-me-not in the Sundial garden ...
... but we decided to head for the jungle ...
... passing the bamboo ...
... and onto the wooden walkway.
Quite a selection of trees in the valley, some of the them are hundreds of years old.
There are gunnera and tree ferns galore.
Finally we left the jungle and made our way into the more formal gardens before heading home - after another quick look at the animals.
Other Lost Gardens of Heligan Posts:
Thirteen February Photos of the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lost Gardens of Heligan in Winter
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Superb pictures from this jewel of a garden. The animal pics are, of course, the stars of the show. I liked the old tools and the Gunnera plant. I would like a Gunnera in my garden but my wife says no so.......ReplyDelete
Thanks David. Always something different to see at Heligan, we often pop in as we have annual tickets. My son has a Gunnera in his garden - it's as tall as his garage and takes up a lot of room. Looks quite magnificent though.Delete