New beginnings at Cotehele this spring

Authored by Mary

When Cotehele House and Cotehele Mill re-open on Saturday 7 March after their winter conservation care, visitors to the National Trust estate near Saltash will notice lots of changes.

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, a new collections trail, Tide and Time, highlights the transatlantic connections of items through the house, reflecting on English...

New trail helps children to notice nature at Cotehele

Authored by Mary

A new outdoor trail at Cotehele, the National Trust property near Saltash in Cornwall, encourages children to notice nature by looking and listening for the different birds found on the estate.

The trail, Bird Bingo, identifies nine birds commonly sighted at Cotehele for children to seek and is filled with interesting facts about the birds and ways children can care for and encourage...

Cotehele gardening volunteers are winners

Authored by Mary

The Cotehele gardening volunteers have won the Cornwall Today Volunteers’ Cup 2016’ at the spring flower show in Boconnac, Cornwall. The show and award ceremony took place over the weekend of 2/3 April.

‘The award is thoroughly deserved for the volunteers’ tremendous efforts in creating the dried flower garland here at Cotehele last Christmas’, says Chris Groves, Senior Gardener at the...

Spring flowers at Cotehele

Authored by Mary

Springtime is in full blossom and with new flowers opening up every day, At Cotehele, the National Trust Estate in South East Cornwall, the magnolias, daffodils, camellias, tulips, wood anemones, snakes head fritillaries and primroses are just a few of the amazing plants you can see right now.

The garden at Cotehele is open every day from dawn to dusk. Visit

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