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Lost Gardens of Heligan

Location

Cornwall Map

OS Ref: SW 999 464

Last Visited: 2003

Only had time for a quick look round the Lost Gardens of Heligan on our way home from St Ives.

It felt a bit like the Eden Projectʼs older and rather less successful brother. It also didnʼt quite seem to know where it was going.

Is it a restoration project? If so, why import buildings from other sites like the Pencalenick Greenhouse.

The Northern Summerhouse Terrace

The Northern Summerhouse Terrace

Is it a 'Lost Garden'? Difficult to sustain when there are so many visitors and so much restoration and new work.

Is it a productive garden? Daft Health & Safety rules mean that most of the produce has to be thrown away or fed to livestock because members of the general public have walked through the gardens.

Lost? Yes, but perhaps not in the sense that it was originally intended. Iʼd like to go back though.

Check the Lost Gardens of Heliganʼs website for opening times etc.