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The longest Christmas garland in National Trust history

As far as garland's are concerned - it's pretty impressive.

Measuring 100 ft and containing almost 50,000 dried flowers - all collected from the gardens of one National Property in Cornwall.

Staff at Cotehele house near Saltash have surpassed themselves with their annual garland at the National Trust property. Credit: ITV News West Country

After what they describe as a 'very good growing season', National Trust staff are just starting the meticulous process of creating the longest Christmas garland at any trust property in the country.

All of the flowers are picked and dried in the garden at the National Trust property. Credit: ITV News West Country

The figures:

50,000
flowers picked and dried on the estate
622
flowers placed every hour
100ft
full length of the garland

All of the flowers are picked and dried in the garden at the property. Seeds were sown in early spring, flower picking began in May, and each flower has now be added individually to create the 100ft, eye-catching decoration.

A team of staff and volunteers from the Trust have been working on the decoration for weeks. Credit: ITV News West Country

From Sunday, November 15, the spectacular display can be seen daily until December 31, except on Christmas and Boxing Day.