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The Lost Gardens of Heligan are now open with online pre-booked timed tickets essential for Heligan Members, Local Pass Holders and day visitors.

The Heligan Night Garden - An enchanting lantern experience

This Winter we invite you to explore The Heligan Night Garden, an enchanting lantern experience set amidst the atmospheric Lost Gardens.

Join us to experience the Gardens illuminated by hundreds of traditional lanterns and discover a breath-taking display of wildlife lanterns, illuminated in Heligan’s much-loved and iconic locations.

This year, The Lost Gardens are working with the 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 Lantern Company’s illuminated installation 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 frogs to foxes, badgers to squirrels and hedgehogs and a joyful burst of snowdrops, this illuminated seasonal trail creates a treasure-filled space for families and friends to discover these beautiful indigenous species.

Following a one way journey around our accessible Gardens, our Heligan team will help 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 of our fire pits, toast marshmallows and chestnuts, 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 and following the social distancing measures in place.

The route will take 1 hour approximately to complete.

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.

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.

(Please note that due to Sunday trading laws the shop will not be open during The Night Garden evenings held on 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th December and 3rd January)

Please arrive ONLY at your pre-booked Heligan entry time slot and not before, to ensure a safe evening is provided for all of our visitors.

Limited tickets available online in advance ONLY.

Dogs are not advised to attend The Heligan Night Garden.

Should any of our Christmas events be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, all ticket holders will be contacted to discuss their options which will include the rescheduling of their visit or a full refund.​

7th, 8th, 9th, 10th December – 5.30-7.30pm
18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th December – 5.30-8.30pm.
2nd & 3rd January 2021 - 5.30-8.30pm.

To purchase your tickets, please click here

Key information
Please take a moment to click here to download and read our key information document.

Please note that discounted entry is exclusive to Heligan Members and not Heligan Local Pass Holders. Please click here if you would like more information about Heligan Membership. 

Heligan Night Garden Prices
Adult £10
Child - 5-17 Years £6
Under 5's £free
Heligan Adult Local Pass Holder £10
Heligan Child Local Pass Holder £6
Heligan Member - Adult £7.50
Heligan Member - Child £4.50

Food and Drink Heligan

The Heligan Kitchen will be open from 5.30pm for delicious takeaway festive food to eat as you start your route around the gardens.

Heligan Night Garden Takeaway Menu

Red Lentil and Cauliflower Dahl, Pickled Red Onion and Coriander Yoghurt (VGN ,GF) £8.50

Heligan Vegetable Chilli Nachos, Cheese, Salsa and Sour Cream (VGN ,GF) £8.50.

Barbecue Pulled Pork Burger, Cajun Slaw and Mixed Leaf  £8.50

Mushroom and Halloumi Burger, Mixed Leaf and Red Onion (V) £8.00

Pot of Festive Cranberry and Mustard Cocktail Sausages £3.50

Kids Hot Dog with Ketchup (veggie option available) £2.50

Within the gardens you will have the opportunity to stop at the Warm Welcome drinks cabin, to grab your festive winter warmer!

With options including a hot chocolate, mulled wine, and warming spiced apple drinks.

The Warm Welcome drinks cabin will open from 5.30pm.

The Heligan Horsebox will be open throughout the evening within the Festive Reserve Yard within The Gardens. Here you will be invited to choose from a festive takeaway menu to enjoy as you continue your evening experience. Why not grab some marshmallows to toast around our fire pit?

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