Autumn Delights at The Lost Gardens of Heligan Harvest Festival


Every year I mourn the end of summer, but when autumn arrives, with it’s host of golden leaves, orange pumpkins and golden light, I can’t fail to be won around. Harvest time is such a wonderful celebration of all that autumn has to offer, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan always put on a beautiful harvest display. We’ve visited in autumn before, but this time it was just me and my husband, no kids!

Our visit this year was in early October and the Barn was filled to the brim with pumpkins, onions, gourds, grains, and vegetables – it really was a sight to behold and I couldn’t resist sharing some of the photos from our trip.

There is something undeniably comforting about seeing so many colours on display and it always lifts my spirits.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of my favourite places to wander, filled with glasshouses, secret gardens, and potting sheds. I love exploring these places, seeing the contrast between the light and shadow, and imagining all the people that might have worked there in the past.

The glasshouses are always a treat, and although you can’t walk through many of them, they’re still glorious to photograph.

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