The Lost Gardens of Heligan
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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The glorious No.1 bestseller Until 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 299.37g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 48pp colour photographs
  • 0575402458
  • 9780575402454
  • 14,414

About Tim Smit

Tim Smit was born in 1954 in Scheveningen, Holland, and educated in the UK. After graduating from Durham University he worked as a county archaeologist before spending ten years as a record producer and composer, successful in Europe, the USA and Japan. In 1987 he and his family moved to Cornwall where, with John Nelson, he was to discover Heligan.show more

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This is the book for all those people, gardeners and non-gardeners alike, who have visited Heligan and come away inspired and deeply moved by what they have seen. It is every bit as riveting as the garden itself--Country Lifeshow more

Review Text

The Tremayne family began a garden in the 1880s, creating a 150-acre sub-tropical garden in the heart of Cornwall. Tim Smit and his partner John Nelson uncovered the original garden and have wonderfully restored it to its initial splendour. (Kirkus UK)show more

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