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Staff Profile – Andy Wilson – Maintenance Manager
26 October 2019
I’m not a gardener but I know a special garden when I enter one and Heligan just has something about it, it’s a magical place with so much energy coming from the land. When I walk to my workshop in the early morning, I always feel a sense of pride and of satisfaction about working in such a beautiful setting. It’s a feeling that will never wear off.
Heligan Garden Update October
17 October 2019
As autumn continues to roll in across the Gardens and Estate, we say goodbye to what has been another successful harvest season at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Tupping Time at The Lost Gardens of Heligan
11 October 2019
We will be introducing our ewes to the rams (or Tups as they are otherwise known) throughout October in the hope of the boys successfully serving the ewes in time for Easter arrivals next year.
Heligan Sheep Skin Rugs
04 October 2019
We are delighted to announce that our Heligan Sheep Skin Rugs are now available to buy exclusively in our Heligan shop.
Staff Profile - Craig Bell- Kitchen Garden Foreman
05 September 2019
If you asked me on my first day of work at Heligan what my favourite vegetable was, I would have said the tomatoes that make the ketchup. If you'd have asked me how many colours do carrots come in, I would have simply laughed at you and told you they only come in orange.
The Lost Art of Seed Saving – ‘Preserving the past to protect the future’
28 August 2019
Nestled in the heart of the Heligan Productive Gardens is a cool, dry storage shed where carefully labelled pots and jars display a bounty of seeds; all lovingly collected, dried and stored by the Heligan Gardening Team.
Garden News Reveals the Top 100 Visitor Gardens In The UK
20 August 2019
We are thrilled to announce that The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been named as the UK’s top visitor garden by readers of Garden News magazine!
From sheep to shop!
01 July 2019
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.
25 June 2019
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.
The Hum of Summer
12 June 2019
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 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.