Visit to Cornwall: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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I had heard about The Lost Gardens of Heligan before but i had never had the opportunity to visit them before. The gardens are based in Mevagissey in Cornwall and are typical of the 19th century. They were created by the members of the Cornish Tremayne family and they still form a part of the family Heligan estate. The gardens were neglected during the First World War and were then restored in the 1990s. It is a great day out wandering through the gardens, discovering the nooks and crannies of the estate. The gardens also have Europe’s only remaining pineapple pit, warmed by rotting manure and two figures made out of rocks and mud, the Mud Maid and the Giant Head.

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