Heritage Award for the Lost Gardens of Heligan

Mud Maid

Mud Maid - Credit: Archant

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has been voted ‘Best Heritage Site’ by BBC Countryfile Magazine readers in the third annual Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Jungle Ariel

Jungle Ariel - Credit: Archant

Lost Valley

Lost Valley - Credit: Archant

The award is the perfect honour as The Lost Gardens will commemorate the centenary of World War One in a series of events throughout the year in partnership with local theatre company WildWorks.

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden - Credit: Archant

Marketing and media manager Lorna Tremayne said, “All of us here Heligan are really delighted to have won such a fitting award from the people that matter the most, the public. From the start of the restoration Heligan has acted as a living memorial to Heligan’s past gardeners. This year as we commemorate the outbreak of the First World War and the turning point in Heligan’s history we are continuing the restoration into the estate and turning the clock back 100 years. To be recognized as Best Heritage Site feels like the perfect accolade for Heligan in 2014. Thank you to everyone that voted.”

Readers also voted Cornwall as their Favourite Holiday Destination.