There will be plenty of time for more than just tea at Gyllyngdune Gardens in Falmouth this Sunday, as it hosts the seventh Gyllyngdune Tea Festival.

A celebration of all things tea, the festival is an eclectic mix of tea tasting, tea dances, pop-up theatre performances, live music, tea leaf reading, the CrafTEA Tent, cream teas and afternoon teas, all with a serving of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Circus performers, acoustic artists and pop-up dancers will entertain throughout the tropical gardens, which sweep down to the waters of Falmouth Bay.

The festival celebrates part of the gardens' rich heritage, which was once owned by Frederick Horniman, a Victorian tea trader and local MP, who was part of the Horniman Tea Company and founder of The Horniman Museum in London. The event offers something for all ages with various workshops on offer including the wonderful Spotty Dog’s Tea Trail, a chance to create floral glasses, and to try your hand at pot painting or screen printing a tea festival design.

An exciting mix of tea related stalls and exhibitors will be on hand, such as Tregothnan, Cornwall’s own tea growers, and Curious Tea, who supply quality loose tea, which will be helping people to try out new types of tea and broaden their tea knowledge. There will also be individual creations for your home from Upscutlery and delicious homemade cakes from Bickies and Cakies plus many more.

Entry to the Gyllyngdune Tea Festival is free, and the event runs from 11am to 5pm and on Sunday .

For more information call the Princess Pavilion box office on 01326 211222.