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This is the utterly stunning and mesmerising Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. I visited on Monday with dear friends who have made Cornwall their home. Without doubt this is the most beautiful garden I have ever seen; a lost garden that was discovered years after having been neglected due to workers going off to fight (and many never returning) in WW1.
It has been lovingly restored to its prior magnificence, and acres and acres of dazzling beauty awaits visitors.
Every which way one looks is a perfect homage to Nature, to her healing powers, and to the dedication of those who have spent time literally rediscovering what was once lost due to circumstances. Stunning trees, carpets of fallen blossom, giant potted tulips, original elegant glass houses full of exotic plants, gorgeous paths, walled gardens, and a tropical jungle!
When we behave as one with Nature, we are at once healed from the ravages of modern, urbanised life, and we emerge softer, gentler, calmer, more tolerant and more contented.
In Ayurveda, like increases like and opposites decrease one another. We have created hard confined, claustrophobic spaces and reduced so much of what is natural. Time away from this, spent in soft, natural, open places is essential for our wellbeing.
I lost myself in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and it was wonderful. at The Lost Gardens of Heligan