Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cornwall) Reviews
Newest Review: ... entered the gardens we were given a nice little leaflet for our little girl so she could follow her own little nature trail and look for signs and then read about the corresponding information. I found this a really nice thing to give to kids and something that will spark their interest in nature and keep them entertained on a day out. What I loved about the gardens was that you could just wander about and explore all the different parts to the garden. Parts of the garden were very steep though so if you find it hard to walk there were parts that weren't great. However, having said that I did see signs saying if you had a wheelchair or pushc... more
Customer Lost Gardens of Heligan (Cornwall) Reviews (5)
by - written on 11/09/11 (Very useful, 42 readings)
On a recent trip to Cornwall we visited The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The gardens are located in St Austell, near Mevagissey and their contact information is: Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom, PL26 6EN Tel/textphone : 0044(0)1726 845100 Fax : 0044(0)1726 845101 We paid £10 each as an adult to get in and our little girl was free. There was a fairly big car park at the gardens and we actually had to park in the overflow on a grass field as it was quite busy that day although once in the gardens which are over 200 acres you tend to feel pretty much on your own which is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/09/01, updated on 13/09/01 (Very useful, 287 readings)
It’s a sad state of affairs in the Mad Wicca household that, due to illness and financial commitments, Mr. Mad Wicca and myself have been unable to take regular summer holidays for some time. But don’t feel sad for us dear Dooyoo-er, we don’t really mind; well, not that much. We get the occasional day away to tramp through the countryside looking for stones all standing in a circle, at which we ooh and ahh, while our dog, Molly, runs around sniffing things. Sometimes we all pile into the car to go and look at that wet, brown thing that surrounds our country, stick our feet in it, then go back home. We console ourselves with the fact that we ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/02/01, updated on 10/02/01 (Very useful, 98 readings)
Judging by another opinion, I have just read, not everyone appreciates the Lost Gardens for what they are. But I guess this is what makes life interesting - we all see things differently. I think the gardens are fascinating and so must many others as this is now the most visited gardens in England. It's a story of discovery and of recreating something from our past. It's bringing history to life if you like. How can this not be of interest? The gardens were created towards the late 1700's and early 1800's by the Tremayne family. The actual manor house (now apartments) dates back to the 1600's. During the first world ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/11/00, updated on 19/11/00 (Very useful, 83 readings)
Having spent a whole day wandering around the Lost Gardens of Heligan, I'm afraid that I left with mixed feelings. The first feeling was relief, the second was that I personally would have much preferred it had they stayed lost. Not that there weren't parts of the day which I enjoyed.I loved the 'homemade' ice-creams on sale at the garden's entrance, so much so that I forced myself to eat two of them.I found the walled vegetable garden with its neat, weed - free rows of every vegetable and soft fruit you can think of, a delight. I was fascinated by the pineapple houses and the glasshouses growing cucumbers and melons - not that we could ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/10/00, updated on 04/01/10 (Very useful, 76 readings)
The story of The Lost Gardens of Heligan is compelling. In 1790, the Tremaynes developed 57 acres of their property as a series of wonderful gardens. During the 1st World War however the home was converted into a military convalescent home and most of its twenty plus gardeners enlisted. Along came World War II and the house was used by American soldiers, it was later converted into flats. Although the Tremaynes still owned the gardens, by now nature had taken hold, the gardens neglected and finally "lost". In 1990 the estate was inherited by John Willis who together with archaeologist Tim Smit, his business partner John Nelson and a ... Read the complete review
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