Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall were created over a period from the mid-18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century. The gardens were neglected after the First World War and buried for almost a century. Overgrown with plants, broken trees, and hidden under blackberry brambles, it was only recently restored in the 1990s. The botanical gardens have since turned into one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. To add to the mystery and allure, local artists Sue Hill, and her brother Pete, were brought in to create giant Chia Pet-like sculptures.

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