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Staff Profile - Cindy Maddison - Jungle Supervisor
28 November 2019
I moved to Cornwall aged 11 and very soon discovered the very lost jungle at Heligan. As a child I would explore this magical hidden landscape with my friends and imagine I was travelling in another land. I had never seen anything like it before in my life.
Annual Rare Breed Poultry and Waterfowl Show another success for Heligan
21 November 2019
The Lost Gardens of Heligan hosted their second Rare Breed Poultry and Waterfowl Show on Sunday 17th November and it certainly was another success.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan sucessfully harvests a rare root vegetable
13 November 2019
We’re stepping back in time at The Lost Gardens, as we are celebrating the harvest of some very rare vegetables, that have been described as ‘lost for centuries’.
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.