White Sparrow

Rare white sparrow discovered by Heligan

A rare bird has been discovered in a Cornish garden. Polgooth resident Barry Hitchens was puzzled by an unusual looking, small, white plumed bird visiting his garden and called experts at the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan to investigate.

The Heligan team identified the garden visitor as a rare leucistic sparrow. From a distance the sparrow looks completely white but upon closer...

Heligan Visitors Raise over £8000 for Local Charities

Heligan welcomed over 3500 visitors, who came to walk off the festive excesses and enjoy a winter stroll through the historic 200 acre estate. Despite the wet start on New Year’s Day, these annual charity days proved as popular as ever with the local community beating all previous December records.

George Elworthy, managing director of The Lost Gardens of Heligan said, “We would like...