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Heligan Night Garden - An Enchanting Lantern Experience

This Winter we invite you back to enter the Heligan Night Garden and enjoy an enchanting lantern experience set amidst the atmospheric Lost Gardens.

After last year’s event sold out, we have extended the experience to include additional dates for 2021/22. Explore the gardens as they are beautifully lit by a variety of traditional paraffin lanterns and discover a breath-taking display of flora and fauna lanterns, illuminated within Heligan’s much-loved and iconic locations.

This year, The Lost Gardens are thrilled to once again be working with the Liverpool Lantern Company, a leading UK outdoor arts organisation, which works locally, nationally and internationally, bringing artists and communities together to create spectacular illuminated installations, ranging from intimate encounters to large-scale mass participatory events.

The Liverpool Lantern Company’s illuminated installations at Heligan holds up a nocturnal magnifying glass to the often overlooked wonders and beauty of the natural flora and fauna on our doorstep. From owls to hares, foxgloves, butterflies and robins, and a joyful burst of fuchsias, this illuminated seasonal trail creates a treasure-filled space for families and friends to discover these beautiful indigenous species.

Following an extended 1.5km 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 and chestnuts by our stunning fire bowls, meet the donkeys, be wowed by our glittering oak tree, and enjoy seasonal warming take away refreshments amid a truly festive backdrop for your 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 travel!

The Heligan Night Garden is an outside experience and so we suggest sturdy footwear, torches, and appropriate dress for the Cornish weather. The route is suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. 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! For these exclusive late-night shopping evenings, we are delighted to be offering all visitors a 10% discount on most products.

To book your tickets for the Heligan Night Garden, please click here. 

Please click here for our terms and conditions. Tickets non-refundable and non-transferable.

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