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Monday, July 22, 2019

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Mevagissey

Our next trip away was to Mevagissey and the Lost Gardens of Heligan which I have wanted to visit for a long time.
The campsite was virtually next door to the gardens and only a short walk away, which was just as well as the gardens cover 200 acres and we spent 7 hours walking them.

It also had a footpath and cycle route to Mevagissey and a bus service.

After  W W 1 the gardens became overgrown and unmanaged and were rejuvenated in the 1970's - the link tells you much more. 

As the estate had been in the same family for over 400 years the collection of plants and trees is unique and vast.

These flower meadows are a rare sight nowadays so to see this was a joy.

Now only used by swallows!

We were lucky to have a dry day for the walk around the gardens but the walk into and around Mevagissey was a wet one.  But you cant let the rain stop you.

It's a small working Cornish fishing port, but if you wander away from the harbour and follow the small back streets it has a lot to offer.  

The climb up through the town is steep but well worth it for the views.