As the weather down here continues to be gruesome there will be no walks in gardens happening for a while. Some of you may have seen my recent night walk in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, but you might not have been around when I wrote about them back in June 2014 when I visited during the daylight hours. Some of the photos might seem familiar as it appears I took very similar shots in the dark!
Happy Saturday 🙂
One of the gardens in Cornwall that I have wanted to visit for some years is The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Home to the Tremayne family for over 400 years between 1770 and 1914 four generations created a thriving, almost self-sufficient community. After the Great War the estate fell into disrepair and decades of neglect together with the storm of 1990 should have seen the end. The derelict gardens were discovered by Tim Smit and John Willis (Tremayne descendant) in 1990 and in a tiny room in one of the walled gardens the reason for it demise was found. A motto etched into the limestone walls in barely legible pencil still reads “Don’t come here to sleep or slumber” with the names of those who worked there signed under the date – August 1914.
Finally, this year, 2014 the centenary of World War 1, I managed to get…
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