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The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Has Spring Sprung?

This last weekend has been beautiful, with sunny skies and temperatures bordering on (dare I say it?) warm! We decided it was the perfect time to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan!

A day out to...

In comparison this time last year; we were facing the Beast From the East, and hiding away from the cold and snow!

Snowman March 2018
Around this time last year we made this guy! Using up all the snow in the garden!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

I had a rare Saturday off work, so we decided to go out and actually enjoy the nice day, and went to renew our annual locals passes at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. I have blogged about Heligan before, and you can read that post here to find out more.

We didn’t have much of a plan, simply choosing to have a wander around, and enjoy the day!

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2019

I did take a few photos though; as coincidentally, there are a lot of crafty activities going on (as it was the end of the half-term break). That being the case; I thought this was a great chance to share how great Heligan can be for a visit!

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2019

The Barn at Heligan

They had craft activities in the barn; this was truly stunning to look at!

There were also some animals to be found; though it is a little early for any babies to be around(!) These two were in the barn supervising the crafting!

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2019

Café Nature Crafts

In the Stewards House café; (which remains closed as a café during winter); there were two more opportunities to get creative, though these were more nature based,

There was the chance to make hanging bird feeder treats:

As well as making wildflower seed bombs

I thought this was really fun, and love how Heligan usually have at least one great opportunity for kids (and adults) to get hands on, and develop an interest in nature.

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2019

Also happening at Heligan at the moment is a Sensory Story Trail, in partnership with the Sensory Trust charity based in Cornwall.

This was really cool to see, walking around, with a great opportunity for everyone to have a really sensory experience of Heligan, no matter your age or abilities, with spots dedicated to sounds, textures and visual elements as you follow a story on a flyer and boards throughout the gardens.

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2019

It was such a lovely day, and though it was fairly busy, as always we didn’t feel at all crowded. We stopped off to buy some plants from the shop, because I got the bug last year, and now have to have outside looking all nice now the weather is getting better!

Lost Gardens of Heligan 2019

After all this walking; we of course had to get a nice cup of tea and some cake too! If you’re interested in visiting Heligan; and want to know what’s going on; you can find out more on the website.

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10 thoughts on “The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Has Spring Sprung?

  1. I love the Lost Gardens of Heligan but have only ever visited in the Autumn and Winter months – I clearly need to visit in the Spring to see all those gorgeous flowers and colours! Love all the cute crafty bits too!

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