Lost Gardens Of Heligan : This is Britain's most famous 200 acres of secret garden, that was lost for decades amongst weeds, rediscovered in 1990 and restored to its glory. It has a beautiful Woodland walk. including trees, plants and exotic flowers from around the world. The ponds & lakes, farmlands including wildlife makes this a very pleasant walk. The sculptures of #Giant’sHead, #MudMaid and #GreyLady are interesting.. Highlight of the garden is a 100 ft long Burmese rope bridge, swaying above large-leafed ferns and tropical jungle plants.
You can cross the bridge on foot but due to a limit on number of people on the bridge at one time, there is a long wait in a queue to cross bridge. There were many activities for the kids including tattoo, drawing, wild-life related arts & craft and games, and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. There are few onsite cafes and ice cream shops to satisfy the hunger pangs. Their shop near the ticket center sells variety of potted plants.
You may want to pop-in there if you are interested in expanding your garden. You can definately spend more than half-a-day here. One word of caution on the approach road to this park - Sometimes satnav misguides you as you get closer to the park and takes you through very narrow roads (barely enough for one car) without any passing spaces. If there is an approaching car, the only option is for one of you to reverse for a considerable distance. Things can get a bit tricky if there are cars behind you or in front as the whole bunch has to move. It happened with us as well as couple of our friends even with different satnavs. So, be watchful if you hit such a road.