The Lost Gardens of Heligan was somewhere I’d kind of heard about before but never truly paid much attention too.
Cornwall had always been on my long list of places to visit but when a uni friend chose to have her wedding there, it seemed like the perfect time to travel up and check out some sights.
Top of the list for my friend was Heligan.
Up until 1992, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; literally lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the accidental discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of what once used to be a massive estate.
Ever since people have travelled from all over to check out this hidden gem so here’s why I think you should pop over to The Lost Gardens of Heligan next time you get the chance…
Nature at its finest
As you might expect, there’s a crazy amount of stunning greenery.
Yes, you can see that anywhere in the world but isn’t it kinda special to think that these gardens were created so long ago and can still bring us joy now? I think it is.
The natural installations
I loved the natural installations. For some reason I can only find my picture of the sleeping lady and the peeping Tom but there were a couple of them hidden around the grounds.
It’s just a bit different compared to the standard fancy garden display.
The rope bridge
Did you really visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan if you don’t get a pic on the rope bridge? I think not.
You have to head across and take a snap… for the culture. Haha.
There is a lovely restaurant which seems lots of classic Cornish grub. The perfect way to fill up after spending hours walking round the grounds or you can have a cute little afternoon tea!
I might have also tucked into a pasty after this meal. Don’t judge me!
There’s also gift shop on the premises so you can take part of the gardens home with you as well.
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