Christmas at Cotehele: the 1980s Garland

Celebrate 65 years of the Christmas Garland tradition by stepping into the hall to see this year's garland.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

This year we're celebrating the 65th anniversary of the garland. To mark the occasion, we're revisiting the past and recreating an early garland with its traditional, greenery-focused look.

The early garlands were inspired by the decorative greenery and kissing boughs that the Tudors brought into their homes in the winter.

The Great Hall will be dressed to replicate a photograph of the garland from 1981. Showcasing the beauty of the evergreen foliage and handfuls of dried flowers, celebratory above the festive banquet table.

Normal admission charges apply. You do not need to book to visit us this Christmas.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Cotehele

Prices

House, garden and Cotehele Mill until 31 Oct 2021
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
1 adult, 2 children £21.50 £19.50
Garden from 1 Nov 2021
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult, 2 children £15.00 £13.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Our car parks are pay and display. Members can park for free by scanning their membership card at a machine to obtain and then display a ticket in your vehicle. For non-members parking is £1 for up to 1 hour, £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 for over 3 hours. You can pay by cash at the machine, by downloading the PayByPhone parking app or by visiting Visitor Reception or The Edgcumbe tea-room to pay by card.

National Trust members visit for free.

 

The basics

Meeting point
Entrance to the Hall via the East Terrace. Please follow signage when you arrive.
Accessibility
Entrance to the Hall is step-free. Please enter via Hall Court.

Contact Info

Name
Cotehele
Email
cotehele@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01579 351346 press 0

Upcoming events

A Christmas feast for the senses. Family trail at Cotehele.

Tue 07 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
Discover the festive sights, sounds, tastes, smells and textures of Christmas at Cotehele. Complete the three part trail in the garden, Mill and between the quay and Mill to collect your stamps and get a special Christmas prize.

Christmas at Cotehele: the 1980s Garland

Tue 07 Dec 2021
10:30-16:00
Celebrate 65 years of the Christmas Garland tradition by stepping into the hall to see this year's garland.

Christmas at Cotehele: A Victorian Christmas at Cotehele Mill

Sat 11 Dec 2021
11:00-15:00
Enjoy a wintery walk down to Cotehele Mill in the Morden Valley to see the mill dressed for a Victorian Christmas.

Outdoor Festive Performances

Sat 11 Dec 2021
13:00-15:00
Throughout the festive period we're delighted to be welcoming various choirs and performers to Cotehele. This year all performances will be held outside - so we recommend wrapping up warm in a cosy scarf.

Wassail! at Cotehele

Sat 18 Dec 2021
11:30-12:30
Come and join us on Saturday 18 December from 11.30am for our annual Wassail as we scare away the evil spirits from the orchard to ensure a bumper crop next year.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Cotehele

Sat 01 Jan 2022
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Cotehele on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.