The National Trust Staff And Volunteers Create A 60ft Christmas Cotehele Garland


Aimee Kingdom Cotehele's senior gardener helps create the Cotehele... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Assistance,Botany,Cornwall - England,Creativity,England,Floral Garland,Gardening,Horizontal,Human Interest,National Trust,Saltash,Senior Adult,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesSALTASH, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Aimee Kingdom Cotehele's senior gardener helps create the Cotehele Christmas garland at the National Trust's Cotehele Tudor house, on November 14, 2012 in Cornwall, England. At 60ft (18.2 meters) the Cotehele garland - a tradition that was started in the 1950s and is created by using flowers picked and dried in the grounds of the Tudor mansion - is the longest at any Trust property in the country. Using flowers such as Ornamental Grasses, Everlasting Sand Flower, Straw Flower, Paper Daisy, Paper rose and Statice, the poor summer weather has meant that only 20,000 flowers have been picked this year rather than the usual 30,000. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)