In November, 2023 the Access Cornwall team visited the Night Garden at the Lost Gardens of Heligan near Mevagissey in Cornwall to try out the accessible routes around the garden.
Take a look at our video above to follow the team as they explored the gardens and enjoyed many of the magical sensory elements on offer at the Night Garden this year.
Overall the accessibility is good. The staff are incredibly helpful and attentive, the accessible pathways are fairly level, although it can be tough going in some places for manual wheelchairs. We’d also advise taking a torch as some of the paths are darker and those with mobility or vision impairment might find it helpful to have the path in front of them lit for safety reasons.
There are lots of wonderful things to enjoy. There is a sensory display of sound and light, wonderful Christmas music and an enchanting coloured fountain in the walled garden. There’s also some fake snow that was a really fun sensory experience. You can also enjoy toasting marshmallows on a firepit and spotting the lanterns of the animals and plants in the same areas that the real things tend to inhabit in the garden.
Do give the team a call if you want more accessibility information and you can find out more and book tickets at heligan.com