100 at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

August 6, 2014 by becca.lazar No Comments


The performance was a promenade across the grounds of Heligan. It followed young Jack and his sweethearts experiences throughout the war. The performers reminisced about how life would have been for those at the garden and in the surrounding villages. There was singing from a group made up of 3 choirs and dance all set to a soundtrack including voice over readings of letters and accounts from the ‘Lost Gardeners of Heligan’ and their families. Over 6000 people came to watch the event and even became a part of it as the soldiers marched through the crowd out towards the smoke filled, flaming trees. In a moment of reflection at the end the names of those from Mevagissey, St Ewe and Gorranhaven who didn’t return were read out along with details about their character, interests and families.


The gardens of Heligan are looking healthy and there is plenty to do to fill a whole day. In the Wildlife centre you can watch pheasants, doves and other animals. The Jungle garden is excellent for adventuring and looking at unusual plant species and the Vegetable garden is plentiful. The Woods have dens and climbing challenges for children. There is also an excellent Farm shop full of local produce and a reasonable Plant sales shop.

Visit The Lost Garden of Heligan website here.

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