This is a genuine secret garden that was lost – well, unknown – for many years. It had been creatyed in Victorian times but had fallen into disrepair and become overgrown. But in the 1990s a door was found into the walled garden that was buried in the undergrowth. The secret garden had been discovered.
It has now been restored and is open to the public.
People who erroneously believe that the UK has a tricky climate for gardening would no doubt be surprised to see that the garden features banana trees, subtropical ferns – and even pineapples thrive in the balmy climate of the area.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan,
Saint Austell PL26 6EN,
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