Craven's praise for Heligan in nomination
BBC presenter John Craven has praised the Lost Gardens of Heligan, saying it is a "glorious tribute to Britain's gardening heritage".
The gardens have now been nominated for an award by the Countryfile presenter.
The tourist attraction, near St Austell, is in the 'Britain's favourite heritage site' category of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.
Mr Craven said: "I discovered them this year on holiday, but restoration actually began in the 1990s.
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"The 1,000 acres of formal gardens and woods were at their peak until being abandoned after the First World War.
"Now, they are a glorious tribute to Britain's gardening heritage."
Also shortlisted is St Ives, in the 'Britain's favourite market town' category. And Cornwall itself has been nominated as 'Britain's favourite holiday destination'.
Now in their third year, the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards are a celebration of the countryside and its people.
The magazine is now asking the public to vote for their favourites. Voting closes on September 30.
Full details can be found at countryfile.com/awardsvote.