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

This year's garland is on track to be the biggest and best yet, with fabulous numbers of flowers growing in this hot, sunny summer weather.. You'll be able to see the finished display daily until 5 January (except 25 & 26 December), 10.30am-4pm.

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.

A Victorian family Christmas at Cotehele mill

For the first time ever, we're opening the mill at Christmas. It will be decorated in traditional Victorian style and you'll be able to discover how families like the Langsfords, who lived here, celebrated Christmas in Victorian times.

There'll be lots of activities for families to enjoy here, including dressing up and festive crafts and Mother and Father Christmas will be visiting here too.

'A Victorian family Christmas' will run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December and daily from 21 December - 5 January, 11am-3pm.

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 daily throughout 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 exclusive

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

There are birds, bees, butterflies and even mice hidden amongst the flowers of the Commemoration Garland artwork
Detail of the flora and fauna in the Commemoration Garland artwork
There are birds, bees, butterflies and even mice hidden amongst the flowers of the Commemoration Garland artwork