CHRISTMAS FLOWER GARLAND AT COTEHELE 1st to 10th November

Christmas in Cornwall 2017

Dating back to the 1950’s, the flower garland at Cotehele is now one of its annual highlights. Each year the gardeners grow the flowers from seed.  These are hung in the potting shed to dry, ready to be made into the 60 foot garland, taking on average, 30,000 flowers.

 

The construction of the garland starts at the beginning of November and takes about 10 days. The amount of time spent is the equivalent to one full-time person every year!

 

You can watch the gardeners building the Christmas flower garland in the hall of the house between 1st and 10th November  from 10.30am to 4pm.

 

The garland will then be on display from 11th November to 6th January, every day except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, again from 10.30am to 4pm.

 

The fire will be lit in the Great Hall and local choirs and groups will be performing throughout the festive season.

 

Bookings are essential, so please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cotehele for more information.