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Posted 19 July 19

Butterflies for your mind at The Lost Gardens

Visitors heading to The Lost Gardens of Heligan this week for the ‘Heligan Summer Buzz’ event are being encouraged to download the ‘Big Butterfly Count’ App as the greatest influx of painted lady butterflies in a decade descends on the UK.

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Posted 18 July 19

Gardens in Summer

It’s begun, it’s finally here, we are greeted with summer sun and how welcome it is. Walking through the Gardens you see fields of wildflowers, borders in bloom, baskets of produce, verdant canopies and blue skies. You smell heady summer air full of blossom and growth. You taste sweet fresh summer fruits and cool ice cream. Days seem to flow from one to the other. As our skin browns and our spirits lift, there is surely no better place to be than Heligan in July.

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Posted 07 July 19

Pineapple Success!

The Productive Garden Team at The Lost Gardens of Heligan got the rare opportunity this week to harvest one of their famous traditionally grown pineapples. The team gathered in the Melon Yard forming a circle around the Pineapple Pits. Each person eagerly waited as Dina, an expert in the art of growing pineapples, descended into the pit to harvest the pineapple.

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Posted 12 June 19

From sheep to shop!

We are delighted to be able to offer Devon and Cornwall Longwool Heligan Garden twine for sale within the Heligan Shop for all our visitors to enjoy a product made directly from the Heligan estate.

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Posted 12 June 19

The Hum of Summer

The hum of summer has arrived, spreading through the garden with its many shapes and forms. Foxgloves protrude from the ground only to lean across paths bowing under the weight of their large tubular flowers. The pleasure grounds too come to life, once simple shrubs transform with blooms of white, yellow or red a celebration of the immense variety of plants brought here by our adventurous Victorian predecessors. For some, the most astonishing change is that of West Lawn, floods of wildflowers now thrive where simple meadow once lay; yellows, reds, purples, whites and pinks create a tapestry of colour, a pollinators delight. Above our heads an old friend has appeared, the swallow with its red breast and arrow-like shape, it dips and dives as it readies itself for this year’s chicks. Their arrival is that final signal that yes, summer is here.

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