Lost jungle planted by Victorian explorer discovered at country estate

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A lost jungle thought to have been planted by a Victorian explorer nearly 170 years ago has been discovered at a country estate by gardeners clearing shrubs and trees.

The half-acre forest of tropical plants, palms and foliage was found "massively overgrown" on a hillside at Trebah Gardens in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Workers found the secret jungle - including a 25ft tree - as they cut back bushes, shrubs and trees on the side of a steep valley.

They discovered plants found in the southern hemisphere - including Chusan and Cordyline Palm Trees and Giant Tree Ferns.

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