About the gar­land

Cornwall Life - - CHRISTMAS -

Now in its 62nd year, the Cote­hele Gar­land has be­come a win­ter leg­end. Flower seeds are sown at the be­gin­ning of the year with har­vest­ing be­gin­ning as early as April.

Each year be­tween 20,000 and 40,000 flow­ers are har­vested and dried. This year will see a record 45,000 flow­ers in the gar­land thanks to a warm dry sum­mer. An ad­di­tional 20,000 cut-out flow­ers from sketches by artist-in-res­i­dent Dominique Coif­fait will dec­o­rate the walls of the Great Hall to mark the cen­te­nary of the end of World War I. Once it comes down, the gar­land is com­posted after vol­un­teers first spend a day re­move all the wires.

This year you can buy a silk scarf fea­tur­ing the gar­land (pic­tured above).

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