Saturday, 27 August 2011

UK: Lost Gardens of Heligan

Tim Smit, John Willis and an army of volunteers transformed what was a derelict and lost place, covered in brambles and ivy, into the nation's favourite garden. The lost gardens of Heligan and Eden Project have regenerated not only the estate gardens and a disused quarry, but also the wider Cornwall economy.

The giant's head mud sculpture with mop of montbretia hair

The Heligan mud maid. Both mud sculptures were designed by Susan Hill to enhance the woodland experience in the Victorian tradition of ornamentation. 

There are plenty of places to explore, from the steaming Jungle Garden with giant gunnera, tree ferns and exotic plants benefiting from the unique microclimate. 

Raised boardwalks snake through the Jungle Garden.

The walled productive garden with delicious rows of edibles contained within parterres.

Apple arches lead you through the productive gardens

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