Spirits of Earth and Water: Heligan, Eden and Mud Sculpture in Cornwall

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May 18, 2015 by katmcdaniel

Here is a post from 2013 featuring some fantastic gardens and garden art in Cornwall.

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Land's End, Cornwall © Keven Law with CCLicense Land’s End, Cornwall
© Keven Law with CCLicense

From ghostly moors to the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain, the county of Cornwall is a mysterious and legendary place, home to the famously haunted Jamaica Inn on Bodwin Moor, memorialized by Daphne du Maurier. Du Maurier also set her famous short story The Birds, later adapted by Alfred Hitchcock, and her novel Rebecca in Cornwall, which was her home. This ancient Celtic nation, of the same blood as the Welsh and the Bretons, is also the birthplace of the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. It is renowned for splendid gardens, such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, once the personal gardens of the Tremayne family, and the Eden Project, a philanthropic greenhouse garden built in an old clay mine. These gardens are more than wonderful places to grow plants; they are playgrounds for the…

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