Christmas

Our famous flower garland

Admire our Christmas flower garland in the hall of the house © Steven Haywood

Admire our Christmas flower garland in the hall of the house

Until 31 December (except 25 and 26 December)

Warm up by the fire and admire the garland's beauty, this year with 36,160 dried flowers, all grown on the estate and individually inserted.

Winter entry is £5 (members and under 18s free).

Our famous flower garland

A gardener perches on a ladder to make the Christmas garland in the hall © Steven Haywood

A gardener perches on a ladder to make the Christmas garland in the hall

Until 31 December (except 25 and 26 December

Warm up by the fire and admire the garland's beauty, this year with 36,160 dried flowers, all grown on the estate and individually inserted.

Winter entry is £5 (members and under 18s free).

Our famous flower garland

Boxes of flowers ready to be used in the Christmas garland © Steven Haywood

Boxes of flowers ready to be used in the Christmas garland

Until 31 December (except 25 and 26 December)

Warm up by the fire and admire the garland's beauty, this year with 36,160 dried flowers, all grown on the estate and individually inserted.

Winter entry is £5 (members and under 18s free).

Our famous flower garland

Volunteer gardeners deliver flowers to the hall for the Christmas garland © Steven Haywood

Volunteer gardeners deliver flowers to the hall for the Christmas garland

Until 31 December (except 25 and 26 December)

Warm up by the fire and admire the garland's beauty, this year with 36,160 dried flowers, all grown on the estate and individually inserted.

Winter entry is £5 (members and under 18s free).

Our famous flower garland

Bunched flowers drying for the Christmas garland © Steven Haywood

Bunched flowers drying for the Christmas garland

Until 31 December (except 25 and 26 December)

Warm up by the fire and admire the garland's beauty, this year with 36,160 dried flowers, all grown on the estate and individually inserted.

Winter entry is £5 (members and under 18s free). 

Our famous flower garland

Volunteer Dan collecting flowers from the garden in August for the garland © National Trust

Volunteer Dan collecting flowers from the garden in August for the garland

Until 31 December (except 25 and 26 December)

Warm up by the fire and admire the garland's beauty, this year with 36,160 dried flowers, all grown on the estate and individually inserted.

Winter entry is £5 (members and under 18s free).

Music under the garland

We've lined up 24 musical groups to perform on various days under the garland. The logs will be glowing in the fireplace. What better way to stoke your holiday spirit?

Download an events leaflet to find out when performances will be on.

Eating and shopping

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Let's wassail

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Saturday 20 December, 11.30am

Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green... Wear your best fancy dress, bring loud instruments and help us chase away the orchard demons to ensure a good crop next year. Free.

Father and Mother Christmas

Come and meet Father and Mother Christmas at Cotehele

Come and meet Father and Mother Christmas at Cotehele

20, 21, 22 and 23 December, 1-3.30pm

Meet Father and Mother Christmas in their grotto. Winter entry is £5 until 31 December (closed Christmas and Boxing Day) - members and under 18s free. Father and Mother Christmas £2 per child, includes a gift.

 

First World War exhibition

In 1914 Princess Mary gave troops tins of cigarettes for Christmas © National Trust

In 1914 Princess Mary gave troops tins of cigarettes for Christmas

Every day until 31 December (except 25 - 26 December)

Cotehele supporter Noel Blackmore loaned us this cigarette tin from his family's treasures. See it and 100s of items loaned from the local community to the 'Over by Christmas' First World War exhibition in the Breakfast Room.

Homegrown mistletoe

Mistletoe sales help support garden projects all year long © Ross Hoddinott

Mistletoe sales help support garden projects all year long

Available in the shop from the second week of December

Anyone who thinks a kiss is just a kiss clearly hasn't been kissed under our mistletoe. Grown in the orchard, harvested lovingly for your doorway, pick up a bouquet and soon you'll be kissing everyone you know, Cotehele style.

Stay a little longer

With eight holiday cottages to choose from, you can fall asleep thinking about the garland, wake up in the morning, stumble into the hall and admire it all over again.

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