This section of the page features an image gallery, so if you're using a screen reader you may wish to jump to the main content.
Spring in the garden
The walled gardens are a perfect balance of industry and leisure, home to the peach house and vinery and the Galmpton School allotment, as well as soft borders and a large lawn to relax on. A must see.
A stroll to the top garden rewards you with a gorgeous summer border. Highlights include late flowering clematis on the walls and the unusual beschorneria, a succulent with pink six-foot flower spikes.
Remodeled in the mid-19th century, this lush and secluded area surrounds a pool and fountain. The nearby pet cemetery is home to the graves of Agatha's family's much-loved dogs.
Ask a gardener
Have you got any questions about Greenway garden, or would you like some advice about your own patch? Why not ask one of the garden team? They would be happy to help; just drop them an email.
What's looking good in the garden?
- The gardens are filled with cyclamen, primroses, symphytum, camellias, rhododendrons, daffodils, vinca and magnolias.
- Climbing over the gardener’s bothy door is a Chilean vine (Ercilla volubilis), an unusual, delicate flower.
- On the middle path, bluebells and primroses look fantastic on the banks, as do Darwin's barberry (Berberis darwinii), with bright orange flowers.
- The michelia on the main drive looks good with its beautiful cinnamon-coloured buds and white flowers; to its left you will see the delicate blooms of magnolia ‘Leonard Messel’.
- At the tennis courts, there is a large group of rhododendron Smithii with bright red flowers and fantastic twisted trunks.
A lovely little pond tucked away on the middle path and graced by this sculpture by Nicholas Dimbleby.
Walk to the top garden for the best views over the river; from the battery, you can sometimes see seals.
Built as a Napoleonic defence in the 1790s, it's the perfect place to sit and watch the river.