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The lost gardens of Heligan (Rev. ed)

By: Smit, Tim

0575402458 / 9780575402454
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20 cm xvii, 248p., [48]p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.)
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Reprint. This ed. originally published: London: Gollancz, 1999.

The glorious No.1 bestsellerUntil the First World War, the estate gardens at Heligan were one of the glories of Cornwall.

Thereafter, through growing neglect, they slipped gradually to sleep.

This is the amazing story of their rediscovery and restoration, or the Victorian vision and ingenuity which first created that subtropical paradise, and of the modern obsession and improvisation which recreated it.


1DBKEWC Cornwall, WMB Gardens (descriptions, history etc), WMD Garden design & planning, WN Natural history

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