From walled gardens to riverside woodland, the informal garden at Greenway is very relaxed and tranquil. There are hidden gems to discover, views to admire and places to relax. While we're closed, why not find out about the different areas to explore?
Winter may still have us in its icy grasp, but the first signs of life in the garden at Greenway bloom early. The graceful nodding heads of snowdrops adorn the banks from late winter through to early spring, and can be spotted from the moment you arrive. They stretch all the way to the furthest reaches of the woodland garden, but a great place to see them is in front of the house, where swathes bloom all across the lawn and the river can be glimpsed through the trees.
A sunny lawn tucked behind the walled gardens is named Clock Golf after the game Agatha and her family would play there. To one side of it is a grass border, to the other side of Clock Golf is the Dahlia border, and just behind is a swathe of towering trees.
One of the most magical areas at Greenway is the recently-restored fernery behind the walled gardens and just along from the Dahlia border. Dappled light and shade fall upon the fronds and the central water fountain creates an unrivalled atmosphere of tranquillity. One of the more quirky aspects to the fernery is the dog cemetery, where Agatha's dogs are buried.
Agatha Christie's collections
Agatha and her family were great collectors, and that extended to the outdoors too. Nestled carefully amongst the natural landscape you'll find sculptures and statues, like the bronze Kwan Yin and the Greenway bird.
Questions about the garden?
You could drop the garden team an email if you have any questions about Greenway garden, or would even like some advice about your own patch.