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The lost gardens of Heligan...part 1..

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This was the highlight of our holiday last week ,while staying in Newquay,an ideal base for getting out and about,and easy to get to ,via the local bus…..It was much larger than I imagined,so naturally,I took lots of pics,and far too many for one blog….so sit back,and I hope you enjoy the first part..


Firstly,the woodland walk,to see all the beautiful
Rhodedendrons…

This variety was amazing…we had to duck,to walk underneath the low branches…and the bark had such lovely markings ….


we emerged back into the sunshine,and this lovely open space.so tranquil…..


Moving on to the first walled flower and veg gardens….


Loved these old Rhubarb forcing pots…


Sweet Williams en masse…

Brompton Stocks..(I think )

An archway of Apple blossom…

Keeping an eye on things :o)


The perfume from these wallflowers was wonderful..

Through to the Italian garden..


One of the Gardeners,filling this huge planter with crocks…not an easy task..


Well that’s it for this part..lots more to show you..and the “lost” walled garden…which is amazing…go and get a cuppa,before we do lots more walking…we had a coffee and a scone..naturally ! :o)

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Hi bloomer - lovely pics and welcome back :))))))))))))))))

29 May, 2012

 

Love this blog, Bloomer! It looks like you had a great holiday! :)))

What an amazing garden and your photos are terrific - I especially like the ones of the branches, oh and that apple tree arch!

Looking forward to part two!!

29 May, 2012

 

My, you were quick,Paul ..thank you. glad you liked it..a wonderful place...some pics for you,in part two...sometime this week :o)

29 May, 2012

 

:)))))))))))))))))))))))

29 May, 2012

 

Thanks Karen..I loved the natural look of it all..and I could have stayed there much longer..so different from the Eden project,which we went to last year,and loved too...so that's both my ambitions realised :o)....

29 May, 2012

 

Thank you Bloomer I really enjoyed your blog I am just away to start reading the book .

Looking forward to Part 2 .

Just a perfect day out:)

29 May, 2012

 

Isn't that just perfect! What a wonderful place. I particularly like the planted boots. Now there's an idea! So glad you enjoyed your break, Bloomer.

29 May, 2012

 

I went there a couple of years ago Sandra, its such a large space and so much to see, but I expect its better at this time of year. We went in October, so lots going over. But as you say, you need more time there I think. Glad you enjoyed your break. missed you.

29 May, 2012

 

How wonderful! I would love to go there one day..its amazing! Watched prog on tv about it a while back. Fascinating! :)

29 May, 2012

 

Enjoyed your blog Bloomer, what beautiful gardens, love the Italian one.

29 May, 2012

 

Its ten years since we went and one particular rhodo stuck in my mind it was deep red 75 feet high and across.....it was brought back by victorian planthunters as a seed the size of a grain of sand......did you see that one Bloomer?
Mind its such an amazing place its impossible to see everything....

29 May, 2012

 

I can remember seeing the programmes when they were doing all the work and discovered the hidden gardens especially the glasshouses and the glades with the lakes, what they have done to restore the gardens is amazing, how they researched it all to get it right, I have the book which is very good as it tells all the history and the work involved from when they found what is now in my eyes a treasure.
We went when it was first opened to the public and I loved it, it was midsummer so its good to see your pics of all the blooms open, I`ve always wanted to go back, the whole area is lovely.
Enjoyed your blog Sandra and eagerly looking out for number two, lol, pleased you enjoyed yourself..

29 May, 2012

 

Thanks,ScotKat..it was a perfect day out,and not as hot down there as the rest of the country..in fact,very cloudy and thick sea fret,on the coast most of the week..! but inland was sunny and just right for walking about..we couldn't have done it otherwise,as it's so open,and not much shelter...
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Thanks Gattina..I loved those boots too..It's well worth a visit,and we didn't see all of it,as it is huge,but managed all the best bits..:o)
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Bless you for missing me,Cinders..:o) Glad you enjoyed it too.I suppose this was the best time to go,so much in flower.We had 4 hours there,but if we hadn't gone for a coffee first,and lunch later..we would have seen more..mind you,the food was excellent .:o)
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Thank you Pixi..if ever you get that way,you must go ,you would love it...Eden Project is also very near too..so
worth all the travelling down there..:o)
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Thanks Jaykaty..The Italian garden was very pretty..so much info I could post about Heligan,but it would take me too long to do..you would be sick of the sight of it by then..:o)
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I think Russell has a pic of the red one,Pam..we took so many..I will check when doing part two...I have a feeling it was in the 'jungle area'..which was also amazing...glad you enjoyed your visit too :o)

29 May, 2012

 

Those will be in my next blog,Linclass..just wonderful how they restored the lost parts,isn't it? ..and tastefully too,keeping the character of the place..a lot of love and dedication there...It exceeded all my expectations...although I have seen it on TV too,it doesn't compare with the real thing..:o)

29 May, 2012

 

that looks a wonderful place Bloomer, great pics. :-)

29 May, 2012

 

I love those tree branches leaning down, they must be quite ancient B. What a wonderful place to visit, it looks so lovely maybe one day we will visit. Also any trip out wouldnt be complete without the obligatory scone and coffee would it!!! Glad you had a nice rest.

29 May, 2012

 

Welcome back i'm pleased you enjoyed your holiday, thanks for showing these photos.

29 May, 2012

 

Hi Sandra , pleased you are both back and have enjoyed your break! Love this blog especially the Woodland walk the Rhodies are Gorgeous and those trees are amazing, think even I would have needed to duck lol That pot is fantastic what were they going to plant in it, or was it just going to be a Feature?
That Scarecrow looks a bit familar to me lol glad you had time for the statutary refreshments ;0)
Hurry up with part 2 lo will p.m you later xx

29 May, 2012

 

Thanks S.lad..it was perfect for pics..I could have clicked away all day..well,I did really...but just have to be selective :o)
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Those Rhodies were awesome,G.mage..not much foliage,or flowers,but the branches are fantastic,aren't they? Hope you get there one day..we did have a nice relaxing time,thanks..although we were out somewhere every day,nothing was done in a hurry..:o)
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Thank you,Carol,glad you enjoyed the pics..It's 23 years since we stayed in that area..nothing changed much,but we never went anywhere like this...kids don't do gardens ! Lol.
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Hi Carole..We never expected to see such fine specimens as those lovely Rhodies..or as big..I did ask the gardener what he was going to plant,in that big pot,but he hadn't decided...or declined to tell Mrs Nosey.:o)...whoever could you be thinking of,re the scarecrow ? Lol...

29 May, 2012

 

Lovely place Bloomer good that you had sunshine too lovely photos thank you for sharing :o)

29 May, 2012

 

Could think of a couple of gents that could fit the bill lol

29 May, 2012

 

Lovely pictures Bloomer - so much to enjoy! Those tree branches are amazing. Rhoddies are great too!
Pleased you had a good time, hope you are nice and refreshed :))
Looking forward to part 2.

29 May, 2012

 

Fantastic ! I love places like that ... so much of interest.

30 May, 2012

 

This sent such a happy feeling thru me, we went to Helligan some years back when it had first been discovered and worked on and it was such an amazing experience - I`m so looking forward to seeing more blogs from you, it will be great to see just how much as changed.

30 May, 2012

 

thanks you Bloomer...i have only been once years ago and it was in november so i only saw the big fat buds on the rhodos..its great to see them bloom. i just loved all the branches you have to duck under....wonderful..:-)

30 May, 2012

 

Thank you,Neellan,glad you enjoyed them.We were very lucky with the weather,but only inland..can you believe we had fog,and cool winds at Newquay till Friday? all that side was the same..St Ives,Padstow etc...glad it was only a base..so didn't hang around much..
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Lol,Carole...think I'd sussed that out :o) will be in touch tomorrow,thanks for PM ..x
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Thanks Scottish...very refreshed...nothing like being waited on,and visiting lovely places like this..I think most enjoyed seeing those amazing branches..and all the lovely colours of the Rhodos..:o)
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Thank you,Hywel..so glad we decided to visit..well worth it.:o)
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I'm glad it brough back some happy memories for you,Stroller..you never forget places like this,do you ?
They have done a fantastic job in restoring it,and thank you..:o)
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Thank you,Sandra..it would be nice if you could manage to go again at this time of year..you would love it..probably at its best,I think...

30 May, 2012

 

even in november it was the best garden i have ever been to see. but i will return one day to see it in bloom for myself..

31 May, 2012

 

What an amazing place Sandra and lovely pics. I thought Diggory looked a bit like Eddie Izzard...but you and Carole know better:-) So pleased you had such a lovely time and looking forward to part 2:-)

31 May, 2012

 

And me,Sandra ,,just stunning...and thanks,Ba,glad you enjoyed it too...lol re Eddie Izzard..:o)
Part 2 just posted..it took me an hour and a half to do this ,so it had better be worth the effort...! still only 8.20am...so time to get in the shower before OH gets up ...oops,too late,he has beaten me to it..how inconsiderate !
:o((

31 May, 2012

 

Get in with him Sandra :o)))

...not Pembrokeshire Sandra lol - I mean Bloomer :D

31 May, 2012

 

Hywel..that is taking water conservation a step too far...:o))although it is a double size shower !!...ha ha

31 May, 2012

 

Love this blog, Sandra, it's years since we visited these gardens and I can recall some of it from your pics, but it's certainly come on leaps and bounds since then ... thanks so much for sharing this ... :o)

31 May, 2012

 

Thank you Shirley..seems quite a lot of Goyers have visited over the years..and no wonder :o).Nice to see how it's been lovingly restored even more now..what an achievement...though it was going to take me as long to post both blogs and pics ! Lol.

31 May, 2012

 

what a terrific view, so beautiful:-)))

31 May, 2012

 

It is,Junna..we are lucky to have these beautiful places to visit,and thank you :o)

31 May, 2012

 

A truly lovely recollection of a truly lovely place.

10 Jun, 2012

 

Thank you,Wildrose..glad you enjoyed the memory..lucky you,living not so far away from here..:o)

11 Jun, 2012

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