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On my travels afar, I had the pleasure of visiting “The lost gardens of Heligan”.

The style of the gardens is typical of the nineteenth century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles.


In 1996 Cornish artists, Sue and Pete Hill were commissioned to create  imaginative living sculptures.

The Giant’s face is made from mud pinned with sycamore twigs and metal stakes to support his nose.

His skin is planted with “Mind your own business”, and his spikey hair is “Montbretia” which flowers through the Summer, a South African endemic plant.

His eyes are  mosaic-ed with chips of pottery and glass found on site in the old bottle dump.