An exploration of the concept of the 'lost garden' with an in-depth examination of the genesis of Europe's finest sub-tropical gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries, their fall into overgrowth and obscurity, their rediscovery in 1990 and the subsequent ten-year restoration. Emphasizing horticultural history and ecological philosophy, this Cornwall property is now open to the public as The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Walk through lush and verdant jungle, visit the beautifully laid out flower, fruit and vegetable gardens, and discover one of England's newest and most popular additions to exceptional horticulture.