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The Lost Gardens of Heligan are open daily with pre-booking essential for all visitors including Members and Local Pass Holders

Dawn Chorus

This International Dawn Chorus Day on Sunday 2nd May, we invite you to experience our own enchanting ‘Dawn Chorus’ with exclusive early morning access to The Gardens, Jungle and Estate.

Welcome the new day, lose yourself in Spring’s joyful morning song and enjoy the beautiful Sunrise at 05.53am, as it awakens the Gardens and our own senses.

Scientists at the University of Surrey who studied the “restorative benefits of birdsong” discovered that it has a proven ability to offer relief to anyone suffering from mental fatigue and stress.

Whilst there are many beautiful Nature sounds to enjoy in Spring, such as the warm buzz of the emerging bees, the orchestra of the Dawn Chorus is arguably one of the most anticipated.

From sparrow to song thrush and blackbird to blue tit, Heligan’s Dawn Chorus will be rich with a diverse range of birdsong. Will you hear the two-note song of the chiffchaff or the incredible 103-note masterpiece of the wren?

Would you be able to recognise the distinctive notes of a Cornish robin?  Incredibly, research has also shown that British songbirds have differing dialects, changing in pitch, tone and tune according to the regions they live in.

Whichever birds bless your Heligan Dawn Chorus experience, you are safe in the knowledge that being out in Nature, listening to a backdrop of birdsong whilst watching the day awaken in the enchanting Lost Gardens is sure to boost your wellbeing and leave you feeling good.

Places are limited and booking is essential.

To book your tickets, please click here.

Heligan Dawn Chorus - Including Heligan Breakfast Box Price
Heligan Adult Member (Not Local Pass Holder) £10
Heligan Child Member (Not Local Pass Holder) £5.50
Adult £20
Child £11
Under 5 Free - does not include breakfast

Dawn Chorus Hospitality

Hot drinks, cold drinks extra snacks available on arrival at the takeaway.

Throughout the morning drinks and the included breakfast boxes available at the Steward’s House Tearoom.

Adult Breakfast Box Included in the ticket price

Local Trewithen dairy yoghurt

Fresh baked Pastry & fruits

Apricot flapjack

Carton of water 

Along with a Choice of bagel:

Cream cheese, sun blushed tomatoes, rocket, pesto V

Smoked cheddar, sliced smoked ham, Heligan chutney 

Hummus, spinach, marinated vegetables VG

*Choice of hot drink*

Children’s Breakfast Box

Local Trewithen dairy yoghurt

Piece of fruit, children’s snack bar

Children’s drink/milkshake or babyccino

Choice of a Pastry or Plain Bagel

*Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten free alternatives available on the day

*No pre-order necessary

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