Gardens diary: what's on this December

Trebah at Christmas in Cornwall

Keep up to date with our monthly round-up of what's on at some of Cornwall's beautiful gardens.

Trebah Garden, Falmouth 1-31December
After a busy day stuffing Christmas crackers with jokes, the Trebah Elves have hidden their favourite tummy ticklers amongst the undergrowth of the garden. Explore the garden on a fun family day out and guess the answers to their riddles to win one of the presents they left behind.

Normal Garden entry rates apply, trails cost £2 and include a special Christmas gift.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Austell 13-14 December
This Christmas, staff at Heligan Gardens are very excited to be welcoming Santa back. Explore the Northern Gardens and take part in the magical Christmas Trail before heading to the Head Gardener’s Office where you will meet Father Christmas by the fireside. Here, you will have the chance to tell Santa what your wishes are for Christmas and special helpers will help you create a letter to give to him.

All good children will be given a small traditional gift to take home.

Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint, 13-14 December
Back for the 11th year, the Christmas Fayre will be better than ever! The fayre will run 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Expect inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading West Country chefs, local produce will be available for your culinary delight and if you're looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts stalls available.

Eden Project, Bodelva, throughout December
Experience Christmas as you've never seen it before, in the humid tropics of our Rainforest Biome. Wander through twinkling trees and glittering glades, and stumble upon unexpected moments of festive loveliness. A delight for young and old alike. 

Also Meet Father Christmas and his real reindeer, go ice skating, explore the rainforest at twilight, listen to live storytelling and pick up some great gifts in our shop. Please note that not all activities will be available every day.

Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Bodmin, various dates throughout December
Join the Agar-Robartes twins to see what Christmas would have been like for a Victorian child, explore selected rooms and discover Christmas from the eyes of Victorian Children. Visit the nursery rooms decorated for Christmas and see some of the toys and games the children might have asked for.

Follow a family trail around the rooms, with some activities and crafts along the route. You can also explore the parkland and garden during the winter season.

Cotehele House, Saltash, 20-23 December
Come and meet Mother and Father Christmas in their grotto at Cotehele before they return to the North Pole to start their Christmas deliveries. Admission is just £2 which includes a lovely Christmas gift to take home.

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