Saturday 22 April 2023

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

It seemed an age since we had visited Cornwall's Lost Gardens of Heligan - so that was where we headed.

Once inside we made our way to view the rhododendrons and camellias. Some are very old. It is believed that the oldest date back to 1792. They are definitely very special at this time of year.

We moved on to the arched walkway of apple trees. 

Once the blossom is fully out it'll look lovely.

Not too much to view in the vegetable gardens at the moment, other than the gentleman on display.

We moved on to the glasshouses.

Next flower photos.

We walked on to the Sundial Garden.

A few seats, shrubs and the like and a neat lawn - and not another person in sight.

Moving on to other things such as the dovecot, you might just be able to spot a dove.

Animals now, there is a farm as well as gardens.

The pigs seemed at peace with the world ...

... as did the goats ...

... and sheep. Quite a few lambs were enjoying the sunshine.

Now a few tulips blowing in the wind.

There's 200 acres to explore at Heligan,

A few daffs in the fields.

From here it's possible to see the sea and the fishing village of Mevagissey in the distance.

There were a few paintings on display, including the one below : The wonders of soil.

Unfortunately we didn't have time to visit, perhaps the most interesting part of theLost Gardens of Heligan - the UK's only outdoor jungle and the lost valley. I have mentioned this in previous posts. We have an annual pass so, hopefully, we'll be visiting the jungle soon.

See also: Lost Gardens of Heligan - Voted UKs Top Visitor Garden

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ Mike.


  1. A wonderful place to visit and you're fortunate to be able to visit it so often. Lovely colours of the flowers and I liked the view with a glimpse of Mevagissy. 😊 🐕

  2. Hello David, yes it's useful that we have an annual pass, so we can visit whenever we wish. We also have a pass for the Eden Project. There's always something different to see as the seasons change. Trust all is well, take care.

  3. Oh! You’ve shared one of my favorite places that you introduced us to several years back and I always enjoy seeing what’s blooming! And of course the animals are delightful to see as well. Spring is a wonderful time of the year, as you’ve shown so well. Best wishes as always, Ann K.

  4. Oh beautiful apple blossom! The piggy looks very happy basking in the sun. The Cornish Rhododendron story is quite interesting - I am reading a book on it at the moment. Thanks for sharing some sunshine :) x



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