At the time of writing it is necessary to book a timed visit, on their website, in advance. It all worked okay and we found there was plenty of room to walk without bumping into anyone - so felt safe while at the gardens.
To be truthful, the gardens weren't up to their usual high standard, not an abundance of flowers as usual, but I feel sure they will soon be back on track now that they are open once more. Everything is neat and tidy.
We walked our normal route - an archway of apples.
And, of course, apples - of various varieties.
A few veg.
Corn in front of the greenhouse.
I love some of the old walls where the brickwork is so weathered.
We walked into the Sundial Garden.
A few flowers
A pleasant seat and ...
... of course, a sundial.
Looking back down the Sundial Garden.
I forgot to mention the Thunder Box Room, which is considered to be a 'Living Memorial'. Yes, it's an old fashioned toilet but, as the gardens were being discovered, the names of some of the gardeners from August, 1914 were found written on the wall.
By the Thunder Box Room there is also a metal helmet on a wall from World War 1. One of the interesting things about Heligan is its history.
I have only scratched the surface of the Lost Gardens of Heligan on today's post. Please also see some of my many other posts on Heligan, try, for example:
Lost Gardens of Heligan - Voted UKs Top Visitor Garden
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