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    Posted: 09 April 2022 at 18:16
Hi everyone,

Day 7 welcomed us with typical West Country weather - grey, damp skies and this on the day we had decided to go to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the other great project of Tim Smit after The Eden Project. Still, the weather managed to add atmosphere to the location and plenty to see and wander around:

1. Rhubarb Forcers



2. Mr Scarecrow



3. A Little Damp in the Vegetable Patch



4. Artichoke Heart



5. What Lies Beyond



6. Sustainability In Action



7. The Potting Shed



The gardens are, perhaps, better known for the walks round the tropical area where many unusual plants have been grown over many years due to the benign nature of the weather and the general environment there. Th rediscovery took a long time but is now well worth the walk and exploration:

8. Fern Arch



9. Traversing The Rope Bridge



10. The 'I Have No Idea What This Plant Is" Plant



11. Glade Pool



12. Handy Bench



13. Small Flowers



14. Tropical Canopy



More to come from here but of a very different theme! Thanks for looking and comments always welcomed.

Take care and best regards, Neil.

Edited by owenn01 - 09 April 2022 at 18:21
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2022 at 19:22
Beautifully photographed Neil. We were there last September, a lazy start to our Lands End to John O'Groats ride. There was a long queue on a very warm day for the rope bridge so we skipped it. I took a few photos but with my Panasonic MFT camera so I couldn't post them here and they're not as good as yours.

You've done justice to the green jungly lushness of the site. My favourite is #8, it has a hypnotic quality.
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Hi Alan, thanks for the comments and, amazingly, these were also taken last September.... We must have missed each other by days! We too had long queues for the rope bridge, even on a wetter days weather doesn't always come into it!

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Another vote for #8 - a marvelous image (in an excellent series)!

Your series brought back much treasured memories of my visit of the Lost Gardens - a couple of years ago (there was no rope bridge). I thought I would have to return in a time when rhododendrons are blossoming. But that was probably a bit too early for you. Did you stay at Mevagissey?

Thanks for sharing these images, Neil - much appreciated!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2022 at 23:07
Harald - Thanks for the comments. I can understand the wish to see Heligan with Rhododendrons but they are much earlier in the season than when we went so another time! As for Mevagissey - no; we stayed just outside Bodmin but you may want to stick around and see the second part of this series soon....

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Very enjoyable, Neil. My vote is for the fern, followed by the unknown plant.

I went to Heligan years ago (I thought it was a Smit project before Eden, but I may of course be wrong!) and have hazy recollections of the effort the estate went to in growing pineapples in the 19th century. No rope bridges in those days!
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Neil, great photographic work, or should I say fun
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Neil, we were there on 11th September, weather was sunny and very warm.
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Hi Alan, Missed you by 7 days.....

Better luck next time! Oh, and I believe these were part of the Pineapple 'efforts' they went to in the 19th Century to bring these to England as mentioned by Howard:

Pineapple Pens



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Robbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2022 at 17:54
Another vote for the fern wonderful picture! The Green is also magic in ## 10 + 11, but the whole series is very well photographed and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jadom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 April 2022 at 02:29
Originally posted by Robbie Robbie wrote:

Another vote for the fern wonderful picture! The Green is also magic in ## 10 + 11, but the whole series is very well photographed and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing!


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