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Heligan Harvest

A Taste of Our Heritage

Saturday 6th October – Sunday 14th October.

Join us to celebrate another triumphant gardening year with our annual Heligan Harvest Event.

With the traditional principles of farming, food provenance, sustainability and taste at the forefront of our culinary being, expect an exciting programme of talks, demonstrations and tasters as the Gardens and Estate unite in bringing the bounty of produce and traditional skills together in our weeklong harvest celebration.

You will have the opportunity to try some of Heligan’s unique and rare heritage produce at our daily tasters. Productive Garden tours will also give you the chance to meet and talk to the formidable team behind Heligan’s success.

Marvel at traditional produce displays celebrating the Harvest bounty in all its colourful and tasty wonder in the Covered Area by the Heligan Kitchen.

Follow our family friendly Harvest Trail to learn more about where our food comes from. Daily 10am- 4pm around the Gardens.

All Harvest activities are free with garden admission.

Event Programme

Date Time Location Highlights
Saturday 6th October 10am- 1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11am-4pm The Barn Apple pressing Heligan apples with Atlantic Brewery. £2 per cup!
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Talk given by The Wasted Apple Co.
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing
3pm Heligan Home Farm (Meet at entrance to the Barn) Farm Tour
Sunday 7th October 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11am-1pm The Paddocks Sheep Shearing
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/ Talk- Natural Fibre Co.
2-3pm The Paddocks Logging Demonstration with Heligan Heavy Horses
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing
3pm Heligan Home Farm (Meet at entrance to the Barn) Farm Tour
Monday 8th October 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/Talk- With James Kittow, Heligan's butcher.
2pm-4pm The Barn Tate Testing- with Aval Dor Vodka
Tuesday 9th October 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/ Talk- Foraging and cooking with seaweed with Emma Gunn of 'Never Mind the Burdocks'
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing & Book signing with Emma Gunn of 'Never Mind the Burdocks'
Wednesday 10th October 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/Talk- with Heligan Estate team- the tradditional art of making charcoal.
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing - with Heligan Toffee Vodka
Thursday 11th October 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/Talk- with Paolo from Seeds of Italia
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing
Friday 12th October 10am- 1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/Talk with Matt Vernon of 'Cornish Wild Food' Forgaing and Fungi.
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing & Book signing with Emma Gunn of 'Never Mind the Burdocks'
Saturday 13th October 10am- 1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/Talk with Heligan Head Chef Dale Orchard- Cooking the perfect rare breed steak
2pm-4pm The Barn Taste Testing- Wine Tasting
3pm Heligan Home Farm (Meet at entrance to the Barn) Farm Tour
Sunday 14th October 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm The Barn Corn Dolly making
11.30am Productive Gardens (Meet at entrance of Kitchen Garden) Garden Tour
1pm The Barn Demo/Talk- with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust- Buzz Pollination
3pm Heligan Home Farm (Meet at entrance to the Barn) Farm Tour