Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Walking Through The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

The Giant's Head at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

In a recent blog post I mentioned that The Lost Gardens of Heligan had been Voted UKs Top Visitor Garden. I think one of the reasons is that there is always something different to view as the seasons change. Today's photos were all taken on  in October.

The Giant's Head, as in the photo above, is found in Heligan's woodland walk along with the Mud Maid.

Below is an entrance to one of the formal gardens but ...

Entrance to Sundial Garden, Lost Gardens of Heligan

… on our visit we headed for the green fields. Wet underfoot but the sky was doing its best to brighten the way.

Green fields at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Looking across the fields the rain has made them a lovely shade of green.

Gate and Green Fields at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

In an adjoining field an old fashioned hay wagon can be seen. This is still all part of Heligan.

Green fields and traditional hay wagon at Lost Gardend of Heligan

Moving on we come to the jungle.

In the jungle at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

After all of the rain and dampness it's a good time to spot various fungi. The display below looks like the head of some sort of cattle - or perhaps that's just my imagination.

Fungi at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

The palm tree below is losing some of it's outer covering.

Palm tree close up at Lost Gardens of Heligan

Flowers at last, though dotted with raindrops.

Lily in the rain, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

More like a woodland walk now ...

Old trees spreading their branches at Lost Gardens of Heligan
… with a path leading through the trees.

A pathway at Lost Gardens of Heligan

The pathway meanders by the some ferns.

A mixture of trees and greenery at Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

Then a display of flowers, good to see in October.

Autumn flowers at Lost Gardens of Heligan

And finally, passing by one of the greenhouses I noticed the staff had made a small display inside. 

That's the end of our walk, but we have only covered a very small part of The Lost Gardens of Heligan's 200 acres.

Inside an old greenhouse, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

To see many more photos of the Lost Gardens of Heligan just enter 'Heligan' into the search box at the top of this blog to the right.

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