Easter at The Lost Gardens Featuring: The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Heligan

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to Easter at The Lost Gardens Featuring: The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Heligan.

Fri 30th March – Sun 15th April

Daily 10am – 4pm. All activities included with garden entry.

Join us over the Easter holidays for our fun trail, games and workshops; all themed around the classic book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Harry and Betty’s ‘The best wedding yet’ trail
Harry loved Betty, and Betty loved Harry, So Harry said, ‘Betty, my beauty, let’s marry!

Let’s have a wedding, the best wedding yet, A wedding that no one will ever forget.’

Explore the garden and farm and help Harry and Betty collect all the items which will make their dream wedding,

You’ll need to find; a white feather to make a dress, a shell to make a necklace, a pink flower, a ring and a bell; which are dotted within our garden and farm.

Collect one of each item and bring them to Scarecrow HQ where you can exchange them for a small chocolate prize!

The Barn

This Easter the Barn will once again become our lamb Nursery. Come and meet newly born lambs and learn more about Heligan’s Home Farm and its rare residents.

Scarecrow Headquarters.
(Located in the marquee in the Stewards Garden)

Everybody loves a good wedding photo! Dress up as a scarecrow or farm animal and join in The Scarecrows’ Wedding photo shoot and share your photo with your friends and family.

We will share your wedding photo on Facebook and at the end of the Easter Holidays the best wedding photo will receive a prize!  

Try your hand at creating your own unique mini scarecrow.  What will your scarecrow look like?

Begin your own Kitchen Garden at home as you plant your very own speedy Heritage variety bean. Plant it, grow it, eat it!


Be inspired by our Flower Garden and grow your own Sunflower.

Sunflowers are a great source of food for pollinating insects and therefore will attract a variety of wildlife into your garden, you can eat the seeds as a healthy snack and the flowers look beautiful.

Farmyard family fun games

Have a go at Hook ‘a’ Duck, how many can you collect?

Challenge your friends at our Heligan Hobby Horse Derby, complete with jumps and obstacles!

Enjoy our mini piggy table top obstacle course game – weave your pig through the muddy farmyard to get them home for tea.

Roll up, roll up and have a go at our ‘Throw the Hat on the Scarecrow’ game.

Gather your family and friends for a classic race of egg and spoon! who will be crowned egg champion?