The Lost Gardens of Heligan
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The Coast of the Roseland Peninsula (from Turnaware Point to Mevagissey)


The award winning Lost Gardens of Heligan are 400 acres of superb pleasure grounds, a magnificent complex of four walled gardens containing; exotic fruit houses growing pineapples (heated by the ancient system of straw and decomposing manure) and banana trees and peaches etc; a Victorian kitchen garden; an Italian garden; a crystal grotto and a jungle ravine, complete with waterfalls and many sub-tropical plant species. The whole complex, abandoned in the 1920's has been restored to its former glory as a living museum of 19c horticulture. Tim Smit the moving spirit behind the Lost Gardens restoration project has recently discovered and restored a system of lakes and streams overgrown for 70 years and now is going ahead with the 100 million Eden Project ( four different climate features in a vast covered dome structure) in a disused St Austell china clay pit as part of the Millennium celebrations.
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