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Heligan By Night: ‘The Art of Illumination’

This December, internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen returns to The Lost Gardens of Heligan to reveal the night time magic of Heligan’s historic plantings. Visitors are invited to experience the ‘Art of Illumination’ in this year’s popular ‘Heligan by Night’ event.

New for 2019, Ulf has worked closely with the Heligan Team to create a unique selection of thought provoking projections that will come to life across the hedges and walls of Heligan’s historic landscape. Capturing the joyous occasion of the pineapple harvest and the activity of Heligan’s native black bees amongst other garden moments, the projections are set to bring the working garden to life at night.

Visitors can explore an after dark Lost Gardens and delight in the incredible textures, colours and atmosphere created by Pedersen’s thought-provoking illuminations. They can also expect to see some additional nature inspired creations that create a dazzling and immersive experience; which bring light to the landscape and encourage the viewer to . . .

Often architectural in scale, Ulf works closely with raw materials of the site, using light and colour as his essential tools, often combining these natural or architectural elements with new architectural forms he has designed. Ulf’s practice exploits both hi and lo-fi technologies and aims to highlight the poetic potential of place.

Over 15 years Ulf has travelled internationally bringing his work to locations including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Iceland and The Faroes. At home he has worked in Oxford, Durham and Edinburgh Botanical Gardens and with numerous National Trust locations.

To learn more about Ulf Pedersen please click here


Various Dates between 19th December 2019 -4th January 2020

19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2019

27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December 2019

2nd, 3rd, 4th January 2020

Located throughout The Gardens, 5.30 – 8.30pm. (last entry 7.30pm)


To purchase your tickets simply click here or call the Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500. 

Essential Information – Please wrap up warm and wear sensible sturdy footwear for your Heligan by Night experience. To download our Heligan by Night key information document, please click here.

Tickets for the event are £7 per person.

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