Along The Way: Mevagissey

Easy for you to say. Mevagi... Mevigas... Whew. In fact, Mevagissey is named after two Irish saints: St. Meva and St. Issey. Somebody apparently decided to stick a "g" in the middle to separate the two vowels. In any event, the quaint little port has a distinctive twin harbor that provides a safe haven for fishing boats and pilot cutters. Like so many towns on the coast, it has a clutch of pubs, cafés, and galleries near the harbor walls. Your Pinterest pic collection will get a serious upgrade.

Nearby, The Lost Gardens of Heligan have now been found. One of Britain's most popular botanical gardens, they recently have been completely restored and now brim with a dazzling array of sub-tropical flowers, trees, and plants—the sort of thing your parents probably would kill to see. 

  The lost gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall. The gardens, created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family beginning in the 18th century, were effectively 'lost' before being rediscovered and restored.

The lost gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall. The gardens, created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family beginning in the 18th century, were effectively 'lost' before being rediscovered and restored.