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Posted 02 April 19

New Tree Fern Walkway

For years the Jungle team have discussed the idea of building a new Jungle path that follows the valleys natural topography down to and along the jungle valley floor. From here, the route would wind and bend as it makes its way through the hundred-year-old tree fern grove and out past Third Pond. This new trail would be truly unique allowing visitors to walk through and around these prehistoric trees giving them a sight that before only a select few had seen.

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Posted 01 April 19

Goose lays golden egg at The Lost Gardens

We are in shock this morning after discovering a golden egg in the Poultry Orchard! Like something out of Aesop’s Fables, whilst collecting eggs from our rare breed poultry, we discovered one large golden egg underneath one of our nesting geese!

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Posted 11 March 19

Our Rare Breed Story

Here at Heligan pigs are a real favourite with our visitors and have been for many years. It is well known that our pigs have a job to do, and work hard around our estate to clear brambles and turn over pastures, verges and seed beds.

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Posted 27 February 19

Heligan: Inspired by Nature

Marine and Natural History Photography Students came to explore The Lost Gardens of Heligan back in October 2018 as part of an organised field trip. The first year students from Falmouth University were given an introduction to the wildlife and habitats present within the 200acre estate and were invited to explore the gardens.

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Posted 27 February 19

Stepping into Spring

As we write our February garden update, a plethora of new blooms continually erupt within the gardens. Light pink camellias lead the march quickly followed by vibrant deep pink rhododendrons, below their boughs, drifts of white snowdrops and clusters of eccentric hellebores line our paths whilst daffodils take the spaces in between. This garden in rebellion is not a planned fight against the seasons but more a sign of just how mild winter has been.

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