Take a look inside incredible festive garden of light in Cornwall

  • Watch: ITV West Country's Charlotte Gay went to see the lights at Heligan Garden

ITV News West Country reveals a sneak peek into Cornwall's finest festive garden light show.

Reporter Charlotte Gay has been exploring the Heligan Night Garden at the Lost Garden of Heligan ahead of its opening on 17 November. 

The illuminated trail highlights the often-overlooked beauty of British nature and features badgers, funghi, bees, butterflies, and a family of Tamworth pigs.

Dogs on short leads can attend the Heligan Night Garden, but it isn't advised. Credit: ITV News

New for 2023 is a wave display featuring hundreds of small orbs which play their own enchanting soundtrack.

There are 100,000 lights and 28 lanterns as well as the new wave display which is made up of 500 individual bulbs.

Alistair, who is in charge of the gardens said: "What a transformation it is.

"It's all about connectedness and that's what Heligan Night Garden is all about, connecting ourselves again with nature but in a different way."

"What I love about it is there are these glorious extravagant displays, but then you can turn a corner and there's just a little tree stump that's been artfully lit that really catches your eye and your imagination," Alistair added.

"Whether you're four of forty or ninety there's something here for everybody."

The Heligan Shop will be open selling festive treats, local produce, and a variety of beautiful gift ideas for the festive season. Credit: ITV News

The route will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

This year Heligan Garden will be offering Lantern making workshops for children to attend to create their own handheld lantern to light their path whilst they explore the night garden. 

Visitors will be able to follow an extended 1-mile one-way journey around the accessible Heligan Night Garden, which will be open between 17 November 2023 and 2 January 2024.