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Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan - the story

One of the most mysterious gardens in England is located in charming Cornwall - The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The history of the aristocratic manor dates back to the 12th century. After several changes of ownership, it was the Tremayne family who created this English garden. Until the early years of the 20th century, the Heligan Garden was full of life, but by the beginning of the Second World War, the residents left the estate. The ravages of time began to gnaw on the structures and nature recaptured the land. A green carpet covers buildings and statues - one almost believes that the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty would have come true here.

The approximately 400-acre estate was brought back to life in the mid-90s. In a large project, the garden was restored as it were and made accessible to visitors. Since then, the Lost Gardens of Helgian can not be missed on any trip to the most popular gardens in England.

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From the sea of ​​flowers to the jungle

The collection of shrubs, shrubs and trees is large and there is loads to discover. At the turn of the year, the first blossoms appear, between March and May, a colorful carpet of flowers spreads, filling the garden with life and birdsong. The highlight is the jungle: banana plantations, giant rhubarb plants and avenues of palm trees grow here under the open sky. Explore the tropical garden through branched tunnels of tall bamboo and the rickety suspension bridge - feel transported to another world.

Also worth seeing is the adjacent forest area "Lost Valley" with lakes, hidden paths and nesting boxes for the bats living here. Go on a search for the gigantic natural sculptures "Mud Maid" and "Gray Lady" - they are waiting for your visit.

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Visitor information

Address:
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN

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