As the digging, manure collecting and harvesting of the winter roots continues, all spirits are lifted (apart from the bah humbugs!) by the erecting of the Traditional melon-yard Christmas tree. And doesn't it look wonderfully festive? Tinsel replaced with dried Helichrysum flowers (Ever-lasting flower) and onions, shallots, dried chilli's and baby pumpkin baubles and a whole load of pumpkin presents.
Although the tree still looks beautiful in the day, come along to the Monday late night shopping evenings on the 2nd, 9th, and 16th December the see all the lights and lanterns in all their glory.
May the festive Heligan activities begin :-)