Celebrating spring at Greenway

Spring flowers in Greenway garden

Greenway has a beautiful spring garden, filled with flowering camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and spring bulbs. In celebration of this special time of year here, there are a number of free activities and things to see from February to the end of April. All of these are free, normal admission prices apply.  

Spring flower walks

Every day the garden team lead a free spring flower walk, starting at 2pm from outside the shop. They share the stories about its history and show you the best plants in bloom; it's a wonderful way to see the garden at its best.

 

Springs in the air

Inspired by Greenway's spring garden, a mechanical flower installation has taken root in the Clock Golf lawn. The pop-up interactive flower installation by Forkbeard Fantasy has four plants on the verge of blooming; they just need a helping hand. By pulling the lever the plants grow and petals open. 

On the Clock Golf lawn a mechanical flower installation is on the verge of blooming
Part of a mechanical flower installation at Greenway

 

Ranger walks

The countryside rangers lead a monthly walk through the garden to see a spring highlight of nature: herons on one of the biggest heronries on the River Dart. On the walk to the edge of the garden, the rangers will share some of the work that they do to care for the wildlife here. The walks take place on 24 March and 27 April, 11.30am-12.15pm.

 

High tea in the House Kitchen

In the heart of the house you can enjoy a special treat served on vintage china. The House Kitchen overlooks a secluded part of the spring garden, and seasonal recipes have been inspired by spring. 

 

History talks

On Wednesdays at 11am and 12 noon, volunteer Ken gives a talk on the history of Greenway pre-Agatha Christie, beginning in the courtyard.