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The Gardens in May
02 May 2019
The last few days have been still and calm with warmth more suitable to shorts than trousers. Wherever you go birdsong fills the air, a soundtrack to a garden in bloom. Giant deciduous trees unfurl their bright green leaves filling the canopy above and shading the forest floor beneath. It is here that wildflower carpets of blue, pink and yellow flood all available space. Pollinators thrive here, their industrious hum evidence of a flourishing landscape. From the Estate, the Jungle and the Paddocks to the Pleasure Grounds and the walled Productive Gardens, Heligan is a joy for the visitor in May.
New Tree Fern Walkway
02 April 2019
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.
Goose lays golden egg at The Lost Gardens
01 April 2019
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!
Our Rare Breed Story
11 March 2019
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.
Heligan: Inspired by Nature
27 February 2019
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.
Stepping into Spring
27 February 2019
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.
Festive Visitors Raise over £12,500 for Local Charities
03 January 2019
Our festive visitors have helped us raise over £12,500 as we opened our gates for two charity days on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Heligan by Night Instagram Competition
12 December 2018
Heligan by night has begun! We would love to see your images of the magical Garden illuminations...
Heligan’s Double Treble!!!
29 November 2018
What an amazing year we have had already, and we have done it again! With our second hat trick of the year, as last night we were named as the winner of Best UK Leisure and Heritage Attraction in the prestigious 2018 British Travel Awards
Autumn into Winter at The Lost Gardens
27 November 2018
As the presence of autumn deepens and sometimes feels as though it is morphing into winter, the gardens take on a new phase. A phase of golden leaves dazzling the autumn skyline, fading in fragility as the winds blow until they scatter the pathways and garden beds with the last of their gold.
Heligan’s First Ever Poultry Show
21 November 2018
On Sunday 18th November 2018, we played host to our first Rare Breed Poultry Show. The invitation to take part in the show was opened out to all local poultry and waterfowl keepers to come along and show their animals. There were over 80 categories and whether competitors were seasoned bird show veterans or just starting out, there was something for everyone.
Christmas at The Lost Gardens…
15 November 2018
This festive season at The Lost Gardens of Heligan will see the Gardens and Estate burst into joyful merriment with a collection of events set to bring everyone together, warm the cockles and celebrate good tidings.