About the garland
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).