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Best Days Out Cornwall

When: 23 July 2022 - 4 September 2022

Summer Adventures and The Trail of the Wildflower Fairies at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Posted in Events by Lauren Webb on 13th July 2022

Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 4th September 2022

This Summer we welcome visitors to have your senses awakened, your curiosity restored, and your visit filled with the simple pleasure of the natural world as you follow the trail of the Wildflower Fairies.

Do you believe in fairies? 

As history and folklore describe, Wildflower Fairies are tiny, magical creatures that live in the treetops and meadows, the gardens, the waterside and the woodland floor. Wherever and whenever a seed is sown, a Flower Fairy is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant, or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each Wildflower Fairy oversees their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by ensuring it has plenty of sunshine and water, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing the flowers and stems. Or so the fables say…

As you wander through our wildflower woodlands, vibrant meadows and abundant gardens, which Flower Fairies will you discover hiding within our magical summer garden? Which Fairy will share their enchanting story with you?

Relaxed sessions: 9am-10.30am on 28 July and 11 and 25 August. Assistance dogs only accepted to enter the gardens during these relaxed sessions.