Step back in time and lose yourself in Europe's largest garden restoration; a world of romance, nostalgia and adventure awaits your discovery.
Heligan is a true secret garden. Established in the 18th century, the garden thrived until 1914, when the outbreak of WW1 meant many of the garden's workers left to fight in the trenches. The garden was then lost for decades, until it was rediscovered in 1990.
The vegetable and flower garden are the stage for a glorious array of traditional crops and growing methods. Learn about exotic glasshouse fruits and Victorian crop rotation, and discover atmospheric working buildings, offering an intriguing insight into a lost world.
This exuberant garden hosts a riot of luxuriant foliage, outstanding trees, exotic plantings and inspiring views, drawing the imagination on a journey from our temperate shores.
Huge thanks to The Lost Garden of Heligan, who gifted us tickets to the gardens. As always, views expressed are entirely my own and we would thoroughly recommend visiting this beautiful garden.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan have generously offered Weald readers the chance to win a family ticket to the gardens (2 adults and up to 3 children, valid for one year) as well as a copy of 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan' by Tim Smit. To win, follow the instructions below. The giveaway is open worldwide and closes on 10th August 2015 when a winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
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