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 the biggest and best yet, with fabulous numbers of flowers growing in this hot, sunny summer weather at the start of the growing season. You'll be able to see the finished display daily until 5 January (except 25 & 26 December), 10.30am-4pm.
Music under the garland
There are musical performances under the garland most days from 30 November. Performances are at 1pm and 2pm and the hall is cleared inbetween. There's no need to book, just collect a ticket for no additional charge when you arrive at Cotehele reception. There is limited room in the Great Hall and tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Performances are listed below:
30 Nov - Resonet Choir, 1 Dec - Callington Town Band, 2 - Tapestry Choir, 3 - Barrett's Privateers, 4 - Whitsand Harmony, 5 - Liskeard Lady Singers, 6 - Looe Valley Singers, 7 - Polperro Fishermans Choir, 8 - South West Chamber Choir, 9 - Ocean City Sound, 11- Canticorum, 12 - Devonport Community Park Choir, 13 - Valley Voices 14 - Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir, 15 - Sterts Singers, 16- Global Harmony, 17 - Tregadillet Sounds, 18 - St Mary's Church Launceston, 19- Trelaske, 20- South West Philharmonia, 22- Calstock Singers.
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 (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
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.
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. '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.
You'll also find handmade blown glass baubles inspired by the vivid colours in the Cotehele Garland and a range of exclusive homewares in the shop designed by local artist Anna Platt.