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The Cornish Garden yarn Rich ferny dyed green: Heligan

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11 September, 2019 - 16:24 | Sue Blacker

 

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are amongst the most famous and popular of Cornish gardens for visitors. 

The 200 acres languished after the 1914-18 war, which killed many of the gardeners and also the enthusiasm of the Tremayne family to try and preserve t hem.  So the brambles, ivy, bindweed and other non garden plants took over.  The great house was only re-developed as apartments in the 1970’s and then the gardens were re-discovered in the 1980’s. 

The Cornish Garden yarn Deep dyed blue: Trebah

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10 September, 2019 - 16:16 | Sue Blacker

While bluebells are lovely, there is something bigger, brighter, more Cornish and altogether longer lasting about the blue of hydrangeas.  So there was really no other option but to call our Cornish Garden blue shade Trebah.  The gardens are open every day of the year and are praised by visitors for being dog friendly as well.

The Cornish Garden yarn Intense dyed pink: Boconnoc

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9 September, 2019 - 16:08 | Sue Blacker

Boconnoc is a large estate which today specialises in opening for events ranging from private weddings to steam fairs, along with classical concerts, yoga retreats and garden open days.  There has been house on the site since 1086 and the current mansion built in the 18th century, is set in extensive parkland with a lake, sheep (of course!) and deer, as well as woodlands and an old sawmill. 

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