Lost gardens of Heligan

In July 2010 as part of a west country garden tour I visited the intriguing Lost gardens of Heligan.  A vast property extending across 200 acres, this garden has a unique history.  Having been in th ownership of one family for 400 years the garden had evolved to its peak at the end of the nineteenth century, then covering some 1000 acres.  The garden fell into a state of disrepair with the outbreak of World War 1.  Lost and forgotten for decades the garden was rediscovered in 1990 and has be lovingly restored and opened to the public.  The glasshouses alone make the garden worth visiting, so interesting to see how fruit and vegetable production was achieved during the Victorian age.  There are many parts to this garden making for a great days exploration.   http://heligan.com/