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Only had time for a quick look round the Lost Gardens of Heligan on our way home from St Ives.

It felt a bit like the Eden Project's older and rather less successful brother. It also didn't quite seem to know where it was going.

Is it a restoration project? If so, why import buildings from other sites like the Pencalenick Greenhouse.

Is it a 'Lost Garden'? Difficult to sustain when there are so many visitors and so much restoration and new work.

Is it a productive garden? Daft Health & Safety rules mean that most of the produce has to be thrown away or fed to livestock because members of the general public have walked through the gardens.

Lost? Yes, but perhaps not in the sense that it was originally intended. I'd like to go back though.

Check the Lost Gardens of Heligan's website for opening times etc.