Heligan’s Sundial Garden

“In the 1896 edition of The Gardener’s Chronicle, this garden was noted to have ‘the finest herbaceous border in Britain’. In summer, its borders are once again bursting with heritage blooms and are a haven for an array of bees and butterflies.”  [source: Heligan website] The Sundial Garden is a secluded walled garden with wide…

Heligan

It’s not a quick drive to these gardens as they are on the south coast and the other side of Truro from me, but one I thought I might do more often than I have. Living in the far west, almost at the end of Cornwall’s major road the A30, means anywhere eastwards is a…

Six on Saturday | Lost Gardens of Heligan

There is not a lot of change in my garden this week, though I have bought a couple of new perennial plants for the shady border. How could I resist when they were being offered at 50% off! Now I can’t decide whether to keep them in their pots until the spring or chance planting…

Cornish favourites: The Lost Gardens of Heligan Part II

And so to the second part of my Lost Gardens of Heligan post. Hard to believe this was almost 4 years ago as it is still fresh in my memory. Seeing the glorious Giant’s Head sculpture before Christmas reminded me once again that I still need to visit when the Montbretia (his hair) is in flower….

Cornish favourites: The Lost Gardens of Heligan Part I

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…

Heligan by Night

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, which I last visited a couple of years ago, is one of the fabulous “Great Gardens of Cornwall” and during December the gardens were open in the evening for a “Heligan by Night” to experience the art of illumination as internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen revealed the night time…