Blooming marvellous

The past two days have been lovely… visiting The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It’s nearly a year since we were last here, but both gardens had different highlights. I’ll let them speak for themselves. First, Eden:

And then Heligan:

I hope you have had an equally glorious weekend.


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  1. Wow! Wow! and triple Wow! How could anyone want to do harm to anything on this beautiful planet! ❤

  2. Magnificent!

  3. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  April 23, 2017


  4. Incredible! Thanks so much for sharing these. 🙂

  5. So glad to hear you had a weekend of beauty and scents. I remember seeing a programme on TV – many years ago when I still watched TV – about the resurrection of Heligan. It was fascinating – it looks even more beautiful now.

  6. My Mum and I travelled in Cornwell in 2010 and both of these places were the reason for going there. We had both read the book about rediscovering the Heliigan Gardens and it was wonderful to be wandering through areas that had been brought back to life. The walled kitchen garden was very impressive! And there was so much to see and learn in the Eden Project. As Wild Daffodil says, why would anyone wish to do harm to such a beautiful planet.

  7. The flora of the Eden Project looks as though you’ve visited north Queensland! Ixora, gingers, spider lilies, lotus… How wonderful!

    • I suspect I’m never going to manage to visit a real tropical forest, so this is the next best thing… and none of that air travel to get through.

      • Never say never… You don’t have to go all the way to Australia or the far east. Go to Barbados and visit Hunte’s Gardens, which is still the absolute epitome of fantastic tropical gardens for me.

  8. Stunning pictures. Two lovely places I really should visit.

  9. I love the variegated pineapples at Heligan, despite many amazing things that is the one I remember!

    • I love the technology of heating the pineapple frames and I’m always blown away to seeing real pineapples growing in what is effectively a fancy cold frame!!

  10. Laurie Graves

     /  April 24, 2017


  11. I love both of those places!

  12. Oh wow, lucky you! You got some great photos, too! My parents visited these places a couple of years back and loved them both… I’ll have to get there myself someday!

  13. I’m so glad you were able to visit both wonderful sites again – and totally envious, too 🙂
    I am so determined that, one day, I’ll get to see them, in person, too 🙂
    In the meantime, your wonderful pictures have painted many a wonderful word, to show me just what there is to look forward to 🙂

  14. I visited Heligan about 20 years ago when it first opened, I went for the afternoon and I loved it so much I went back the next day. I’ve not been back since but it’s on my list 🙂


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