Wednesday 8 May 2019

The Lost Gardens of Heligan: 18 Photos of Farm Animals, Plants and Jungle

Piglets and their mother at Heligan, Cornwall

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 ActressBritish Lop Gilt - which is an endangered species. There are less than 160 breeding sows remaining in population.

Piglets at the LOst Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

As well as piglets there were also lambs.

lambs at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

One of the lambs was particularly inquisitive and couldn't wait to get his picture taken.

Playful lamb cloes-up at Heligan, Cornwall

The family in the barn wanted a more formal photo, which included the newly born lamb.

The sheep family at Heligan Gardens, Cornwall

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. 

Easter chicks at Heligan, Cornwall

But time to move on to the gardens.

Flowers at Heligan, Cornwall

Blossom on the archway of apple trees. 

Apple blossom at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

A quick peek into the Potting Shed.

The Potting Shed, Heligan Gardens, Cornwall

There is certainly an array of old tools - but I wasn't in a working mode, so left them behind.

Lots of old garden tools in the Potting Shed, Heligan, Cornwall

The house at Heligan is private, but is an impressive building.

Heligan House, Heligan, Cornwall

Flowers of forget-me-not in the Sundial garden ...

Forget-me-nots in the Sundial Garden at Heligan Gardens, Cornwall

... but we decided to head for the jungle ...

The Jungle at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

... passing the bamboo ...

Bamboo at Heligan Gardens Cornwall

... and onto the wooden walkway.

The jungle at Heligan, Cornwall

Quite a selection of trees in the valley, some of the them are hundreds of years old.

Jungle plants at Heligan Gardens, Cornwall

There are gunnera and tree ferns galore.

Gunnera at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Finally we left the jungle and made our way into the more formal gardens before heading home - after another quick look at the animals.

The Lost Gaedens of Heligan, Cornwall

Other Lost Gardens of Heligan Posts:
Thirteen February Photos of the Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lost Gardens of Heligan in Winter


  1. 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.......

    1. 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.

  2. As for me my favorite spider is the false blackwidow spider especially the males they protect territory and their mate veeery well against rival spiders like {zygiella x notata}



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