Greenway garden in winter

Two visitors walking the garden at Greenway in the winter, with the river in the backround

Winter is the perfect time to explore the garden; while the leaves are down from the trees the views over the river are opened up, and there are plenty of interesting plants in flower. A winter weekend walk around the garden is perfect for blowing away the cobwebs.

Colourful foliage

Along the driveway the black gum tree (Nyssa sylvatica) and acers all have fantastic displays of autumn colour which lasts well into December. The grass border between the walled gardens and the Clock Golf lawn is also a riot of colour. 

The autumn colour of the black gum tree is striking
A black gum tree in autumn leaf
The autumn colour of the black gum tree is striking


Greenway garden is a great place to see camellias in flower, and as early as December you can see them along the driveway, in the Top Border and by the Kwan Yin pond. Look out for the Camellia 'Cornish snow,' which has dainty blooms.


Would you like to know more?

The garden team are leading winter garden walks daily at 2pm from 27-31 December. They are free (normal admissions apply) and a great way to find out about the history of the garden and see the seasonal highlights.