Heligan Night Garden - Relaxed Session

  • 20 Dec:

We are very pleased to offer relaxed for those with disabilities or additional needs and may prefer a slightly quieter evening within the magical Heligan Night Garden.

These special sessions will be held on Wednesday 20th December between 4.30-7.00pm.

These sessions are to be booked via Heligan reception by calling 01726 845100.

Journey through the magical garden trail, exploring woodlands and gardens beautifully lit with installations and lanterns. Discover breath-taking displays of fauna and flora as we celebrate the characters of our community, all illuminated within Heligan’s much-loved and iconic locations. 

Our night time route will include fresh installations as we once again be work with The Lantern Company. A leading UK outdoor arts organisation, they bring artists and communities together to create spectacular events.

This is the perfect event for friends and family who are looking for an unforgettable evening this winter and Christmas.

The Lantern Company’s illuminated installations at Heligan holds up a nocturnal magnifying glass to the often-overlooked wonders and beauty of nature on our doorstep. From badgers to fungi, bees to butterflies, and a joyful family of cheeky Tamworth pigs, this illuminated seasonal trail creates a treasure-filled space for families and friends to discover these beautiful indigenous species.

If you're looking for a garden light show this Christmas, Heligan Night Garden is Cornwall's finest.

Following an extended 1-mile one-way journey around our accessible Gardens, the Heligan team will direct you to discover nature in a celebration of the wildlife that make Heligan their home all year round. Explore at your own pace, stop to take in the smells, toast marshmallows by our stunning fire bowls, experience our glittering oak trees, and enjoy seasonal warming take away refreshments and meals amid a truly festive backdrop for your Winter’s evening.

We expect the magic will make you want to walk the route more than once, which is encouraged. However please do so with respect for others.

The route will take 1 hour approximately to complete, depending on how fast you move or how long you dwell!

The Heligan Night Garden is an outdoor experience which runs at Christmas and during the winter months and so we suggest sturdy footwear, torches, and appropriate dress for the Cornish weather. The route is suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs, and alternative routes are provided where the pathways become more challenging. It is not recommended to bring dogs to this event.

The Heligan Shop will be open selling festive treats, local produce, and a variety of beautiful gift ideas for the festive season. Make sure you visit the festive tasting counter to try something new and delicious!

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