Discover a world of cute and colourful homes where all kinds of characters live in quiet harmony. This 45 minute activity trail is designed for families with children and is an exciting way to explore a secret garden where imagination knows no end!

A Secret Garden of Fairies

Use your illustrated guide to find the clues that will lead you to seek out all that is hidden within the Earl’s Garden. You’ll see fairies that make houses from all kinds of things they find in the woods. Imagination and a little magic can recycle everyday things into unique homes – like teapots, watering cans, boots and books!

Where the Pixies live

Can you find all six Pixies? They live in Acorn Cottage, Pixie Hat Palace, Leaf Top Mansion, Tree Top Shack, Trunk Towers and Oak Log Cottage!

Meet the Christmas Elves

See if you can find a friendly Elf to help with jobs that would take much longer if you have to do them by yourself. With your imagination and a little Elf magic too, it really is amazing what a helpful Elf can do!

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Dates, Times & Duration

16, 17, 21, 22 & 23 December, 2023
Garden open 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Last admission to activity trail – 3.45pm.

Top tip: You can explore the garden before or after your timed ticket to meet Father Christmas. If your timed ticket is after 3.30pm, then explore the garden trail before meeting Father Christmas.

Allow 45 minutes to explore this private garden and to find over 100 homes and characters! It’s the longest it’s ever been this year!


The Earl’s Garden

The trail starts from the main entrance to Mount Edgcumbe house. Simply follow the signs from the Barrow Centre car park.


Note: If you are visiting Father Christmas in the house, then the Enchanted Garden is included in your ticket price. You do not need an additional ticket to explore the activity trail.

NEW: This year, the entire Earl’s Garden is open for you to freely enjoy before and/or after your house visit. It will take approximately 45 minutes to see the entire garden.

Adult – £9.50
Adults simply pay the standard year-round rate to enter the Earl’s Garden. Accompanied Children and Infants are FREE.

Children – FREE
Includes an illustrated guidebook to discover the Enchanted Garden Trail.

Infant – FREE