Christmas at Cotehele

Christmas is a magical time at Cotehele. There are loads of things to see and do with plenty of eating and shopping choices to keep everyone happy.

The Christmas flower garland

See the garland on display daily until 6 January (except 25 & 26 December), 10.30am-4pm, (BOOKING ESSENTIAL between 25 November - 24 December on 0344 249 1895 or online. Find details here).

A volunteer gardener places a flower in the Christmas flower garland at Cotehele, Cornwall

The Christmas garland at Cotehele

Each year Cotehele gardeners build a 60ft-long garland from thousands of flowers grown on the estate. A tradition since 1956, the garland adorns the Tudor Hall throughout Christmas. BOOKING ESSENTIAL between 25 November - 24 December.

Christmas eating 

With two restaurants to choose from, you won't go hungry at Cotehele this Christmas. The Barn Restaurant near the house has a tasty winter menu and we'll serve traditional roast turkey Christmas lunches on Sundays in December (3, 10, 17, 24, 31 December).

The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay is offering warming winter one-pot dishes, jacket potatoes, and a seasonal cream tea for you to enjoy. You'll also find warm-mulled cider and mulled-apple juice.

Christmas shopping

Whether you're looking for a sprig of mistletoe, a memento of the garland, or gifts for your family and friends, you’ll find something for everyone in the shop and plant centre or in Cotehele Gallery.

Cotehele Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting and selling the work of West Country artists and craft makers. 'All That Glitters' winter exhibition is a coming together of old and new artists to celebrate the festive period with shine and sparkle to illuminate the imagination.

Family days out

Wassailing at Cotehele, Cornwall

Let's wassail at Cotehele

Get out your fancy dress, dig out your loud instruments and come and help us scare away the evil spirits in the Cotehele Orchards (23 December).

First World War memento at Cotehele, Cornwall

First World War: Home and away

Year four of the First World War exhibition in the Breakfast Room featuring photos, trench art and personal items loaned from members of the local community (daily until 6 January, except 25 - 26 December). BOOKING ESSENTIAL with garland ticket between 25 November - 24 December.