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Heligan..part 2..

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By bloomer

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After a wonderful response to part one,I thought I had better do this sooner than later..This will be even longer ,so much more to see….
This area is the most well known part of Heligan..and again,a walled garden…I have included the relevant information,where possible..much easier than trying to remember…or typing..hope you enjoy.:o) .


This is the Stewards house,now converted to a tearoom..thought you might be ready for a cuppa..and a scone,like us..There is another Cafe at the entrance,but this is in the centre,so a suitable place to take a break..


Ready and refreshed ? good…best foot forward again :o)
lovely Dovecote…one or two of these around..


We didn’t know what to expect,when entering here..but it is a big hide,with various webcams to look at,and also the wildlife area outside..just a wonderful place…


This has been made for rhe Barn Owls..

just look at these adorable chicks on the webcam…I’m in love…you could watch this filming from start to finish…I felt like I was on ‘Springwatch’.:o)

..and mum came back to feed them..not the best pic,but glad I caught a glimpse of her…

Looking out to the wildlife garden…


We are now going towards the Jungle garden.I know a lot of you like these kind of wonderful trees and plants..especially Paul…this was a lovely walkway,and such a contrast to the rest of Heligan..


It was now time to wend our way back ,to catch the local bus back from the car park…We could have seen much more,if we had the time,but we spent 4 glorious hours here,and saw most of the relevant parts…would have liked to visit the farm shop and garden centre,but lunch in the entrance cafe was priority now..:o)


Hope you enjoy as much as we did..:o)

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Previous post: The lost gardens of Heligan...part 1..

Next post: Our Jubilee Party..4/6/2012.



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excellent Bloomer!!! Gunneras !!!!!!!!!!!! love the little barn owls :))) also the water picture , looks so wilderness . the reddish leaves looks like Rodgersia that we have above the tree fern things :)))) - if it's not I want some of that too :D love the pics Bloomer

31 May, 2012

 

My goodness, you could spend days there and still find more to see, Bloomer! Haven't they done a brilliant job of restoring it all...
...wonderful place and a wonderful blog...
Thanks! :))

31 May, 2012

 

You have captured it all wonderfully Sandra, I felt like I was back there again. I really enjoyed reading your blog, to remind me about it all. Fantastic pictures thanks so much for showing this. It really is well worth visiting.

31 May, 2012

 

I'd forgotten all those buildings and I love the way that you have photographed the before and after ......excellent!
The wildlife area, those barnowls.......I want to go back!!!

31 May, 2012

 

So amazing bloomer oh this would be a fab garden to tend to do and go back in time the history .

So enjoyed Part 2 just so far away for us.

31 May, 2012

 

Thank you Paul,I thought of you when I saw the Gunneras... Loved those red leaves in the pond too,but didn't know the name..a good contrast .:o))
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Thanks Karen..these were only the main areas of the place..lots more walks round the perimeter..just massive..glad you enjoyed it :o)
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Nice to re visit,Cinders,if only on here..I would love to go back again,and thank you for your nice comment :o)
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It's amazing how much you forget about some things,Pam...those little chicks were such a surprise sight too, just gorgeous..I checked through OH's pics,and couldn't see the red Rhodie you mentioned..maybe it was one that had finished..as a few had...you will have to go back and look for it :o)

31 May, 2012

 

such a lovely place by the look of it Bloomer, must say that Gunnera is spectacular, love the barn owl cam absolutely fabulous..

31 May, 2012

 

I would have loved to be part of it too,Scotkat,and they do have a 'friends of Heligan' association...what a place to help out..shame it is such a long way from you,it is far enough for us.....luckily we didn't have to drive ..let the coach take the strain ..but still a fair journey.Thank you,pleased you enjoyed the visit :o)

31 May, 2012

 

Thanks S.lad...your girls would love it there, too,so many different aspects for all the family...maybe you will get there one day..we chose this holiday,because it gave us the chance to go there on a free day..so glad we did..it is so near to the Eden project too,so lots to see in that area..:o)

31 May, 2012

 

yes i have promised to take the girls after they saw you first blog part 1, just time is short these days... :-)

31 May, 2012

 

I would think this time of year is ideal for them,S.lad..to be able to see the chicks etc,before they fledge...maybe their spring bank holiday next year,if possible ? ..just a thought if you could manage it :o)

31 May, 2012

 

Thanks Sandra for this wonderful visit, it is an amazing place! I liked all the old tools in the Tool Shed [Harry would have been in his element there, I spotted a Cobblers Last which brought back childhood memories for me!
My favourite is the the wild life garden, I would love to have seen those Owl chicks, we saw some last year at Muncaster Castle lovely to watch, especialy seeing the parent feeding them.
The Jungle garden was fantastic all the fabulous plants and ferns . Just a little disgruntled about the scones, I couldnt taste them lol
Great pictures though compliments to you both;0)

31 May, 2012

 

Simply amazing!!!

31 May, 2012

 

Do you know its history Lil?. The gardeners volunteered for the first world war......and didn't return so the land returned to a wilderness until was it Tim Smit Bloomer? who resurrected it

31 May, 2012

 

No Pam, not familiar with it at all...until now thanks to you! :) Thanks for posting.

31 May, 2012

 

Fabulous blog, Sandra, well worth the time you spent compiling it for us! ... I have really enjoyed visiting thse gardens via GoY ... many thanks ... :o)

31 May, 2012

 

thanks for the photos bloomer, brings back some memories, its an incredible place isnt it, i could have spent hours by that stream and along the walkways they have created.

31 May, 2012

 

Ah memories, all comes flooding back bloomer, I recall it feeling quite eerie in the jungle part so realistic.
Your photos are great and much appreciated.

31 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for the memories Sticki , it was lovely to see the garden again ,it is an all time favourite the first time we went there the work had only just begun to restore it ,it was amazing to see the thickness of the vegitation that had built up on the pathways they were rolling it up like a carpet ,it's a wonderful place ,thanks for showing us your fab photos ......

31 May, 2012

 

Thank you,Carole..glad you enjoyed it..Russell's grandad had a cobblers shop in Marsden,and I remember the cobblers last,too..I think most dad's mended our shoes then..you should have booked to come with us ! you could have had a full scone to yourself..they were divine .:o)
See you on Saturday..I'm not sharing my chips.! Lol.
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Thank you Lil..a bit more info for you...and I quote from a leaflet.." Home of the Tremayne family for over 400 years.Between 1720 and 1914 (start of 1st world war)
four generations created an almost self sufficient community in its thousand acres.Decline set in following the departure of the last resident squire in the 1920's."
by 1990 it was totally derelict.and new pioneers started to restore it.One of them,was the partner ( business or otherwise)of the man who created the Eden project. out of the nearby china clay quarry...who have since parted company..It was opened to the public just over 20 years ago..a website address,if you would like to see more
www.heligan.com.and www.heliganwild.com...
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Pam not sure if its him or the 'Eden' guy..but recognise
the name ..one or the other :o)
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Thanks Shirley..it was a bit daunting starting it,but once I got going..as they say :o).Glad you enjoyed it too..hope you are feeling better,and not as tired..will PM you later X
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thank you,Sticki..is it long since you were there ? They were constructing another little pathway,and bamboo walk acroos to the other side of the stream in the jungle area,for the Jubilee..it was looking very nice..:o)
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Thank you Stroller...it had quite an eerie feel to it in that part,but very calming too..loved it :o)

31 May, 2012

 

O.k clever clogs, a great blog, where is this place and how did you drop on it, reveal to me please, we would love it,

31 May, 2012

 

Lol,Yorkshire...it is in Cornwall ,between St Austell and Mevagissy....pleased you liked it...a stunning place...you need to go..:o))

31 May, 2012

 

PM and tell me who you went with, is it flat walking, would it be suitable for me,

31 May, 2012

 

I just googled the eden project, that was Tim Smit that had the idea for that and the renovations at Heligan

31 May, 2012

 

It was Tim Smit involved in both projects Bloomer, thanks for adding the history, interesting and sad.....

31 May, 2012

 

i also love this view:-)))

31 May, 2012

 

I was going back and forth looking for Smit and my comments appeared to be lost...so I added another.....

31 May, 2012

 

Just sent one,Yorkshire...:o)

31 May, 2012

 

Thanks Pam,it was our coach driver who mentioned the partner bit,as I had no idea anyway....got both your comments :o)

31 May, 2012

 

Thank you Junna pleased you liked it :o)

31 May, 2012

amy
Amy
 

So sorry Sandra . I've just realized that I called you Sticki ! another senile moment I'm having a lot of those at the moment , it was no doubt because I had seen her name when I started writing :o( I have too much on my mind what with computer crashes trying to get everything back into some order and then the family coming down for a week ... sorry x

31 May, 2012

 

Amy,you are not the only one with a senior moment..I have only just realised you left a comment ...I missed you out ! so sorry...you were after Stroller.. what are we like?
Lol.you must have posted as I was replying....anyway...I don't mind being called Sticki..the initial was right .ha ha.
all sorted..
you would see such a difference then,Amy..I would have liked to have seen it how it was...such a transformation..thank you for your nice comment..you seem to have plenty going on at the moment..try and take it easy and slow down..Sandra x ( aka Sticki) ! Lol.

31 May, 2012

 

Loved every phot especially the wildlife ones thanks for showing them.

31 May, 2012

 

Wow Bloomer. Have just visited the link you kindly supplied. Simply incredible!!!! I spent a lot of time in the Woodland Garden ;)
Thanks again!

31 May, 2012

 

thank you,Carol..I loved the wildlife ones too..It was so nice to be lucky enough to see the mother come to feed the chicks ..I could have stayed all day :o)
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It was my pleasure,Lil..much more interesting when you can see it in more detail...so pleased you liked it..:o)

31 May, 2012

 

Absolutely stunning pics! :)))))))

31 May, 2012

 

Aw,bless you Pixi..thank you.:o) x

31 May, 2012

 

Lovely pics Bloomer thanks for sharing your visit, I've only seen it on TV.......it has been on my wish list a while :o)

31 May, 2012

 

Thanks Neellan..it has been one of my'must do' for a long time,so finally made it..just wonderful..I have just been looking at their website ,and watching those lovely Barn Owls on a video..it took her ages to lay the first egg .
She looked so surprised afterwards ! Lol.I think I will be spending a lot of time on there,so much to look at..and I can relate to some of it now :o)

31 May, 2012

 

The website sounds a good idea...... a virtual visit lol
I love those "in nest" cameras, so know what you mean :o)

31 May, 2012

 

I waited about 5 minutes before she moved..but then again,I couldn't 'fast forward' ,so just had to wait :o)..if only most births were as quick ! Lol.

31 May, 2012

 

There's never enough time to see everything in these places ... but thanks for showing some of what you saw. It was very interesting :o))

31 May, 2012

 

Another brilliant blog Bloomer, its made me all the more determined to go again, as I said its years since we went to Heligan and Eden, the book is a very good read,I`d recommend it to anyone who is interested in that sort of thing, I`ve started it again.
Loved both blogs, thankyou so much...

31 May, 2012

 

Thank you Hywel..you are right...never enough time..but got some lovely memories :o)
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Thanks Lincslass..nice to be able to read about it..I used to read such a lot,but can't seem to concentrate now. I am going to look at everything on their website...on a rainy nothing to do day ...so next week then ! pleased you enjoyed them,.:o)

31 May, 2012

 

Just had another look Bloomer. Am going to post a pic that I simply LOVE and am wondering if you happened to see this planting. The Moss Woman.

31 May, 2012

 

I don't recall it,Lil..will take a look at yours, thanks.:o)

1 Jun, 2012

 

Wonderful place and what a great time you had. So glad that it didn't let you down and seeing the pics, I can't wait to return when I get the chance.

10 Jun, 2012

 

It is,Wildrose..I was so impressed..and probably we chose the nicest time to go,with the Rhodos in flower..and those baby owls ...We didn't expect to see those..just great :o)

11 Jun, 2012

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