This sleeping moss giant is located in The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey, UKThese gardens, once destroyed by a hurricane, now are one of the most popular botanical destinations in the UK.  The moss giant is called the “Mud Maid”. 


lost gardens of heligan ▴ mevagissey, cornwall, england

the gardens of heligan (h’LIG-an, and not HEL-ig-an) are typical of the 19th century gardenesque style, a style of planting design in accordance with the “principle of recognition”, meaning there are different areas with different characters. the gardens contain europe’s only remaining pineapple pit, warmed by rotting manure. its cornish name lowarth helygen means ‘willow tree garden’.