The Lost Gardens of Heligan are set in the grounds of Heligan House above the fishing village of Mevagissey in Cornwall. The gardens are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the U.K. and feature areas of differing character and design styles. Originally the gardens were designed by the Cornish Tremayne family from the 18th to the beginnings of the 20th century, after WW1 the gardens fell into neglect and restoration only began in the 1990s. The gardens now boast a fabulous collection of aged and colossal rhododendrons and camellias, a series of lakes fed by a ram pump over a hundred years old, highly productive flower and vegetable gardens, an Italian garden, and a stunning wild area filled with primeval-looking sub-tropical tree ferns called “The Jungle”. The gardens also have Europe‘s only remaining pineapple pit, warmed by rotting manure, and two figures made from rocks and plants known as the Mud Maid and the Giant’s Head.
Official Website : www.heligan.com
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