Friday, 23 August 2019
Lost Gardens of Heligan - Voted UKs Top Visitor Garden
I snapped a few quick photos as we walked. The artichokes had a fine head of coloured hair.
There was an array of dahlias.
Lots of vegetables too - with Diggory at work in the background..
We moved on from this part of the gardens and ...
into the potting shed. This is the original shed. The garden at Heligan was originally built in the 18th century but went into decline at the beginning of World War I.
The gardens were then 'lost' until a hurricane in 1990 revealed their existence. Restoration started in the early 1990s and gradually the gardens were brought back to life.
The photo above and below is of the Sundial Garden, quite a pleasant place to sit. But Heligan has so many sections to enjoy from formal gardens to jungle!
Moving on we come to a lots more dahlias - and several varieties.
Must admit I like dahlias so snapped a couple of close- ups …
… of colours I like.
The Stewards House by the dahlia is now a café.
Moving on to a change of scenery ...
… and a few attractive pink hydrangeas.
The scene changes again …
… to a jungle and a lost valley (no longer 'lost' of course)
Large plants - including gunnera seem to be everywhere, and water too.
Now we have trees ...
… and there's often something unexpected.
A seat and shelter almost hidden away.
There is so much more to the Lost Gardens of Heligan spread over 200 acres.
Below is a view of the coastline from the gardens.
I have several other posts on Heligan, with photos:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan: 18 Photos of Farm Animals, Plants and Jungle
The Lost Gardens of Heligan In July :16 Photos
Lost Gardens of Heligan in Winter : 11 Photos
Thirteen February Photos of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
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