Heligan offers over 200 acres for exploration, including Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, a sub-tropical Jungle, walks through ancient woodland and beautiful Cornish countryside, and the Wildlife Project allowing visitors an intimate view of native wildlife. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are open daily all year round from 10am. Visit www.heligan.com for further information.
Friday, 15 February 2013
Although horseradish will take care of itself (very much so!), to stop it getting too comfortable in its' allotted bed we find it advisable to lift and move it occasionally. In order to keep it under control, we generally take root cuttings of it in the winter, grow them on and then replant in the early summer. Thus we can guarantee that it will stay where it's put and not gang up on the Globe Artichokes next door!
The Productive Gardens at Heligan have been restored to reflect the workings of a Victorian garden before the First World War. We remain true to this period in our cropping plan, growing only heritage varieties and cultivating the soil by hand. The garden is fully productive throughout the year and there is a constant supply of produce ready for harvest. This is taken to our restaurant on a daily basis in much the same way that it would have been given to the cook at Heligan House a hundred years ago.
Each week we will be posting an update from the heart of the Productive Gardens at Heligan. Find out what crops are being sown, planted and harvested, discover how to bring traditional practices into your own gardens and follow the growing season as it unfolds.