Christmas at Cotehele

Adding the final flowers to the garland

Christmas is a magical time at Cotehele. The traditional Cotehele Christmas Garland is more beautiful than ever and there are loads of things to see and do with plenty of eating and shopping choices to keep everyone happy.

We are still finalising our plans for Christmas at Cotehele during Winter 2020 and will update this article as soon as possible.

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Every flower is grown and dried at Cotehele then added by hand to the 60ft garland swag
Detail from this year's Cotehele Christmas Garland
Every flower is grown and dried at Cotehele then added by hand to the 60ft garland swag
Picking dried flowers in preparation for the garland

Creating 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.