English Riviera

Lush gardens and intriguing historic houses close by South Devon’s classic holiday coast

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Things to do this autumn

A family looking at pumpkins growing

Hallowe'en at Greenway 

Something strange is going on at Greenway. The pumpkins which had been growing in the Walled Garden under the watchful eye of the Greenway gardeners have disappeared. They can't have completely vanished - can your little ones help to track them down? There will be a reward up for grabs if they can find them all.

A wreath hanging on a door at Trelissick, Cornwall

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Upcoming events


'Dead Man's Folly' walk and talk

Fri 21 Oct 2016
Agatha Christie set her novel 'Dead Man's Folly' in Greenway house and garden as well as the surrounding area. Why not join volunteer Nick for a walk and talk to find out all about it?

Hallowe'en at Greenway

Sat 22 Oct 2016
The pumpkins that have been growing in the vegetable patches have all disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Can you follow the clues to track them down? Claim your small prize when you've found them all.
Coleton Fishacre

Pirate Day

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Avast me hearties, pirate day is here.
Coleton Fishacre

Half-term fun at Coleton Fishacre

Sun 23 Oct 2016
Follow the pirate trail around the garden to hunt for hidden treasure. X marks the spot!
Compton Castle

Hallowe'en at Compton Castle

Tue 25 Oct 2016
There are spooky goings-on at Compton Castle this half-term. Ghost ships have been sighted around the castle. Can you follow the clues to track them down, and claim your small prize when the trail is complete?
Coleton Fishacre

History talk

Sun 30 Oct 2016
Volunteer Ken will be sharing the history of Coleton Fishacre in a talk in the archway next to the house.


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