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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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Great Gardens

1. Lost Gardens of Heligan

There is an air of mystery about this “lost garden”. First planted in the late 18th century, the garden was neglected to the point of decay until it was rediscovered by Tim Smit, the guiding light behind the Eden Project. Smit restored the garden’s main features while preserving its wild, tangled character. The site includes an Italian Garden, walled flower gardens and a subtropical “Jungle” valley (for further details see Lost Gardens of Heligan).

2. Trelissick Garden

Sheltered by woodlands, ...

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