The Lost Gardens of Heligan were originally the gardens of the estate owned by the
Cornish Tremayne family. After the First World War, which led to the deaths of 16
out of the 22 gardeners, the gardens fell into a state of neglect until Tim Smit
and a group of fellow enthusiasts decided to restore the garden to its former glory.
The restoration, which was the subject of a six part Channel 4 television series
in 1996, proved to be an outstanding success, not only revitalising the gardens but
also the local economy around Heligan by providing employment.
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 century in age, highly productive flower and vegetable
gardens, an Italian garden, and a stunning wild area filled with primaeval-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. For more information please
visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan official website.
Please see below our selection of the best holiday accommodation close by, or for
great places to stay near the Lost Gardens of Heligan please see our Par and St Austell
Holiday cottages and B&B accommodation near the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall
Our featured property of the week close to the lost gardens of heligan is Woodmill
Farm Cottages. There are four ETC 4 Star self-catering one bedroomed holiday cottages
in a tastefully converted 17 century former flour mill. Set within 7 acres of meadow,
on the edge of the Picturesque Prideaux Woods near to the South Cornish Coast. It
is just 5 miles from Lost Gardens of Heligan. Please click the button for more information
on Woodhill Farm Cottages, 4 star self-catering in near the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Our featured B&B close the Eden project is Polmena House Bed and Breakfast, Lostwithiel.
Quality bed & breakfast situated in a beautiful unspoilt part of the River Fowey
Valley. Spacious double or twin ensuite accommodation in a peaceful location within
a mile of Lostwithiel. Eden Project 6 miles. Reduced rates for 3 nights or more.
Please click the button for more information this, B&B in Cornwall close to the Lost
Gardens of Heligan.
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