Guided Glasshouse Tours
Every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of September - 10am start - £10 per person including tea, coffee and cake in our Vinery Café must be pre booked and paid – click here to book
Enjoy a guided tour of our newly rebuilt glasshouses. Find out about the fascinating history of our estate, once known as Tongswood and find out how history has come full circle to save this important and rare heritage site. You'll get to see areas which are usually out of bounds. We'll tell you all about the new technologies used to rebuild these 140 year old glasshouses to ensure that they stand for another 140 years!
Childrens Bug Hunt
Every day throughout August – 9am to 5pm
FREE EVENT (closed each Monday)
Bring your little ones to have a run around our beautiful walled garden, armed with magnifying glasses and a bug hunt sheet. Tick of all of the wonderful wildlife they find and then use our information books to identify the species, do you know your Bumble Bee from your Honey Bee?
Once they’ve expended some of that never-ending energy, refuel in our Vinery Café….that’s a few hours taken care of!
Plant Fair Roadshow Sunday 26th August from 11am to 4pm
Admission to plant fair - £2.00 per person
The Plant Fairs Roadshow is organised by a small team of enthusiastic growers, dedicated to promoting reliable and unusual plants to keen gardeners. We have brought together a wide range of small nurseries from the area to create a number of memorable gardening events. Join like minded plant folk for what always turns out to be a fantastic day.
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Our infamous Pumpkin Festival
Saturday 20th October until Sunday 28th October
(CLOSED ON MONDAY 22nd OCTOBER)
From 10am to 4pm each day, join us for Pumpkin Fun! Aimed at primary school aged children, £10 per child all activities included - choose and carve your pumpkin here, we have all of the equipment, inspiration and we even tidy up after you! Try your hand at pumpkin bowling and many other pumpkin inspired activities. No scary Halloween stuff here, just good old fashioned fun. If you’re planning to take a meal in our Vinery Café, there will be plenty of child friendly offerings but we do advise that you book a table. 01580 752752
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Heritage Heroes with Sir Tim Smit KBE
Saturday 5th May at 2pm – 4pm
Back in 2016 we were gifted the money to rebuild four of our Victorian Glasshouses by the granddaughter of the original Head Gardener.
Now, on the 5th May, our Carnation, Cucumber, Pelargonium and Hot House will be opened to the public, newly built and looking splendid.
We are honoured to have Sir Tim Smit of the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project here on Saturday 5th May to carry out our grand opening. Sir Tim went to Cranbrook and Vinehall Schools locally and is a hero of ours. Tim is an enigmatic speaker and will tell us of how he uncovered Heligan after it’d had been ‘lost’ since 1915. Who better to open our glasshouses and celebrate with us on this very special day. Tim will be joined by two more heritage heroes for the afternoon, with three entertaining talks from three inspirational people, book signings and tea, coffee and cake all included, tickets are limited for this day . £45 per person all inclusive.