A "delicate" Cornwall garden has been named among the 12 best to visit in the UK for early spring.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan near Pentewan was included on the list from The Guardian.

Discussing the creation of the list the newspaper said: "In the midst of winter with its low grey skies, the scents and colours of embryonic spring are a welcome morale booster.

"These gardens will offer spectacular views over the coming months, as banks of delicate snowdrops, and armies of budding daffs, bluebells and tulips return."

You can see the full list of the best UK gardens to visit in early spring on The Guardian website here.

What did The Guardian say about Lost Gardens of Heligan?

The publication praised the Lost Gardens of Heligan for its wide array of flowers in bloom, including "pastel camellias and lipstick-bright rhododendrons".

They wrote: "Heligan’s huge pink-and-cream magnolia flowers are among the blooms used to calculate the prompt arrival of the Cornish spring.

"February is already bursting with pastel camellias and lipstick-bright rhododendrons.

"There are yellow primroses and early daffs in the woodland under dangling catkins, delicate purple crocuses round the pond and blossom in the Peach House."

The Lost Gardens of Heligan has also been well-received by visitors, with it earning a 4.5/5 score on Tripadvisor from 6,952 reviews.

One reviewer wrote: "What a great experience! I didn't have high expectations but the gardens were so much better than this.

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"A beautiful environment to stroll around for a couple of hours. The variety of flora was amazing and the colours fantastic."

Another posted: "Everything about this place is wonderful. The staff in the office, shop, gardens and restaurant are so friendly. The gardens are changing with the seasons. There are special events on for adults and children. The gardens are constantly being updated with new things to see and do."

Meanwhile, another shared: "Great place to visit and lovely sheltered walks and trees and plants to see. We thought the Cafe was also great and well worth a visit as was the shop."