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Heligan and Trewithen

September 7, 2016

We awoke to blue skis and warmer temps so we all dressed appropriately and many of us left our jackets behind. We arrived at our first stop to a full haze of mist and cooler temps. We got to see some huge old specimens of trees, rhododendrons and another large kitchen garden at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. They have some unusual growing techniques and are trying some unusual fruits and vegetables along with the common.It was a large garden and everyone got to choose their routes. Susan and I took the long route and even crossed the rope bridge. They also had quite a few animals on the estate including sheep, horses, pigs and emus. They even were using pigs to clear land.We then went to the private home and estate of Trewithen where we had a private tour by the head gardener. Many champion tree species are on this estate and all. Managed by two gardeners with some volunteers. Huge rhododendrons, magnolias and the largest pieris I have ever seen.Gary really did a great job describing what we were seeing and how they maintain things.

We then had a lovely visit over tea before we had to leave to drive back. The skies ended like they began with blue skies and bright sunshine. 
I am finishing up the blog on the bus since I get better internet here than in my room.we even got to meet our bus driver Neville’s parents.Another good day. Tonight we pack to head to Windsor in the morning.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Krissy Waters permalink
    September 7, 2016 11:03 am

    Your trip looks beautiful! I absolutely love the formal gardens and the hedging. The MG European trips and garden tours look amazing. Hope someday to do such a thing!
    Krissy Waters

  2. Wilma permalink
    September 7, 2016 7:42 pm

    Thank you so much for posting. I love reading about your tour!😊

    Sent from my iPhone


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