There is something about the end of the British summer, when the clocks go back and nights start to draw in, and we all look lovingly at pumpkins and assorted root vegetables, with a view to making a warming stew.
The UK’s West Country is a wonderful place to be at that time of the year, with trees turning golden and piles of their discarded leaves enticing you to kick gaily through them.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall celebrates harvest time with an annual event, this year running from 5th to 13th October. At Heligan Harvest, you can enjoy the countryside heritage with harvest lunches prepared by the Heligan Kitchen, a Harvest Trail through the landscape and the chance to get some gardening tips from the Production Team in the historic kitchen garden.
As if that is not enough, there are daily talks and pop up demonstrations, harvest tasters, corn dolly and the famous Heligan Harvest Display that incorporates produce from the estate alongside wool, eggs, charcoal and bamboo!
Why not stay at CLC Trenython Manor and pop along to The Lost Gardens of Heligan’s harvest extravaganza; it is only 12 miles away and with 24 acres of private gardens and woodland provides another autumn haven for a weekend in Cornwall.