The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

My Heligan trip


By gwendas


Hi everyone and thankyou for all your lovely comments about my photos I uploaded earlier! Had to sign off before I had time to do a blog too so here goes!
I can so recommend a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and I will definitely be returning to see all the camellias and rhododendrons in bloom next year. Even as winter seems to be cattapulting towards us there was so much to see and be inspired by! The bulb planting the harvest the winter veg You are right I’m really lucky to be so near such lovely gardens – not forgetting Tim Smit’s other inspired project Eden and hope to show you more Cornish must sees especially Pencarrow’s snowdrop day (one of my favourites). I hope to go to see the swag at Cothele at the end of November – my Mum always wanted to see it – a garland of dried flowers from the estate to decorate the hall in the historic house there for Christmas. I’m sure you all have great gardens near you I wish I could visit?!
Rog and I had a lovely few days away in Falmouth. Not far away I know but hard to get him to take time off from his work as a builder and a Cornishman through and through so not fond of crossing the Tamar so a trip down West was the best idea!
I wanted to get out there today and plant up my tulip pots but too cold and blustery for me – I’m such a fair weather gardener!!
It’s forecast to get a bit warmer this week so I hope to get them done soon but half term is over and back in school tomorrow for the hectic lead up to Christmas.
Hope alls well with you and your gardens?
Jo x

More blog posts by gwendas

Previous post: Cold front coming!

Next post: Rose planting!



Brilliant place to visit.We have been three times and will go again.We have always been in the summer months so it is nice to see your photos.

Enjoyed all of it including the wildlife area where they have the birds nesting including the owls.

Felt a bit sad though when i saw the writing behind the perspex in the outside privvy written by one of those who signed up to serve King and country as a young person and laid down his life so that people like me could enjoy the freedom that I have been born into.

2 Nov, 2008


~ i know Tina and so few of them came back!~
~Will have to go back next year!

2 Nov, 2008


Beautiful blog and comments!

3 Nov, 2008


I visited Heligan on a beautiful sunny day in late September and I agree it is a piece of inspired vision on Tim Smits part, because when you look at the photographs at the entrance the place looked very sad, a garden of which Cornwall can be justifiably proud

3 Nov, 2008


One day, one day....maybe we'll get there one day. SIGH! Thanks for reminding me that I do want to get further west to visit these wonderful gardens (and the Eden Project!)

Hope the lead-up to Christmas goes well. I know how much work is involved, Gwenda!

3 Nov, 2008


Really Enjoyed this Blog &all your Super Pics Gwedas :) Many Of which went into the Gardening Encyclopedia Pages :) Thanx X

3 Nov, 2008


It looks a really interesting place. Of all the times I've been to Cornwall I've never visited it. Next time will be a must.

4 Nov, 2008

Add a comment

Featured on

Recent posts by gwendas

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    24 Jun, 2007

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Mar, 2008