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Heligan Harvest - a taste of our heritage

From Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th October, The Lost Gardens of Heligan are set to once again celebrate the season of abundance and the fruition of the gardening year with an inspiring programme of garden and estate themed talks, displays, demonstrations, tasters and craft; all part of the incredible annual Heligan Harvest event.

Celebrating the 500 heritage varieties of fruit, vegetable, flower and herb grown in the gardens as well as the heritage and rare breed livestock from the Estate, the Heligan Harvest really gifts everyone the opportunity to savour the tastes of the UKs horticultural and estate heritage.

Daily demonstrations, talks and tasters can be enjoyed in various locations throughout the historic gardens and visitors can expect to get some inside green fingered and culinary inspiration from the knowledgeable Garden, Estate and Catering teams.

Making their way the 157 yards from the gardens to plate, Heligan’s heritage vegetables, fruit and herbs alongside Heligan rare breed meat will be lovingly transformed into some mouth-watering Harvest Special Dishes, available daily 12pm – 2.30pm in the Heligan Kitchen.

Heligan’s harvest displays are set to provide a real feast for the eyes as hundreds of varieties of heritage fruit and vegetables come together in these wonderfully creative and inspiring displays.

The Heligan Harvest Trail awaits all families wishing to adventure through the gardens and be inspired about food, gardening and farming at The Lost Gardens; whilst in the Heligan Barn, tempting seasonal tasters as well as Corn Dolly Making can be sampled and enjoyed by all.

Two unique Heligan Feast Nights (Fri 4th & Sat 12th October) start and finish the harvest celebrations with two wonderfully diverse offerings. The Heligan Team will showcase their culinary skills in a Heligan home grown 3 course meal, accompanied by live music on the 4th October. Whilst the following Saturday 12th October you are invited to forage and feast in this wild and cultivated culinary experience hosted by Emma Gunn (Never Mind the Burdocks) and Matt Vernon (Cornish Wild Food). Booking is essential for both evenings.

There is something for everyone in this truly traditional, creative and seasonal celebration of abundance. To discover more information, timings and details of the Heligan Harvest as well as the unmissable Feast Nights, please click here to download the full programme. *

All activities within Heligan Harvest are included within the garden admission charge and are FREE to Local Pass holders and Heligan Members.

Feast Nights are charged and booking is essential for these not be missed evenings, click here to visit the our events pages for more details, prices and booking information.

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