There are a few National Trust homes in my area and I love visiting them in December to see the lovely festive displays.
The one I make sure to visit is the stunning 60ft flower garland at Cothele in South East Cornwall. It’s become my own Christmas tradition!
Cothele is a Tudor house with gardens, orchards, a quay and a mill. There’s also a lovely walk along the River Tamar to the village of Calstock.
What I love most is that the flowers are all grown on the estate and then dried and used to create this colourful display in the Great Hall.
Tens of thousands of flowers are used and it also extends down to the doorway at one end of the hall.
You can also enjoy musical performances at certain times from local choirs. I like stand by the roaring open fire and take in the marvellous spectacle and feel a sense of awe at the work that has gone into creating it.