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Heligan Harvest

This autumn, we will be celebrating the fruition of The Garden & Estate year with our annual Heligan Harvest Event. From Saturday 17th October to Sunday 1st November, join us in welcoming the season of abundance and transition.

Heligan Harvest celebrates the taste of our productive and countryside heritage in an exciting array of displays, demonstrations and autumn inspired menus.

In the historic Kitchen Garden you are encouraged to engage with our knowledgeable Productive Gardening Team and witness the art of onion stringing or seed collecting, in one of the gardeners’ relaxed pop up demonstrations.

As we celebrate 30 years since discovery, Heligan’s traditional harvest display of produce will be joined by photographic displays of previous Heligan harvests, Heligan wildlife and People & Gardens as well as displays revealing a photographic window to its pre-restoration past.

On the Heligan Estate, you are invited to jump into the heart of the season and dive into mud, glorious mud! Mud adventures of giant puddles are being created to inspire soil connections before everyone can dry off around the firepit for some marshmallow toasting.

Our rare breed livestock also become part of the harvest experience as resident shire horse Courage, puts on a display on harvest Saturdays, our piglets take the stage with weekday feeding and the team are joined by local farmer Norman Delgarno for the popular working dog demonstrations.

The Heligan Kitchen will be cooking up a storm of harvest inspired lunches full of seasonal produce and Heligan’s award winning Leek and Heritage Pork Sausage will be showcased on the aptly named ‘Sausage Saturday’ 31st October.

To download our Heligan Harvest event programme, please click here

Heligan Kitchen Garden Demonstrations

Wednesday October 21st
11.30am - 12pm Nick - Introduction to Heligan Apple Arch
3.30pm - 4pm Dina - Pineapples
Thursday October 22nd
11am - 1pm Meet the team from People and Gardens.
3.30pm - 4pm Katie - Seed saving
Friday October 23rd
11.30am - 12pm Craig- Onion stringing
3.30pm - 4pm Nicola - Heligan crop rotation
Monday October 26th
11.30am - 12pm Martin - How to store vegetables for winter
3.30pm - 4pm Nicola - Heligan crop rotation
Tuesday October 27th
11.30am - 12pm Katie - Seed saving
3.30pm - 4pm Craig - Onion stringing
Wednesday October 28th
11.30am - 12pm Nicola - Heligan crop rotation
3.30pm - 4pm Nick - Introduction to Heligan Apple Arch
Thursday October 29th
11.30am - 12pm Dina - Pineapples
3.30pm - 4pm Martin - How to store vegetables for winter
Friday October 30th
11.30am - 12pm Katie - Seed saving
3.30pm - 4pm Craig - Onion stringing

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