Top ways to step into spring in Falmouth
Spring is approaching fast, and soon we’ll get to say hello to warmer days and springtime sun. There’s lots of ways to be making the most longer daylight hours. From beach yoga to arts festivals, our guide to spring in Falmouth has you covered.
TAKE A STROLL THROUGH THE BLUEBELLS
Wander through one of the oldest gardens in Cornwall – Enys Gardens.
May time, floods it’s fields with the bloom of spring bluebells resembling a fairy-tale. The garden also gives itself as a habitat to conifers, rare Cornish apple trees, many flower gardens and ponds. Being only 10 minutes away from The Greenbank Hotel, it’s a must see when in Falmouth. Expect to discover buildings dating back to the 1820s and the quaintest garden café when you arrive. The experience is perfect for adults and children alike.
More information can be found here.
WALK ON WATER
Springtime at The Greenbank means the sun hitting our quay, which lends itself excellently to water activities. A huge favourite is SUP. The mostly calm harbour gives plenty of open space for novices and experts to join in the hobby. Whether you have enough expertise to paddle across the river to Flushing for an ice-cream, or spend most of the time getting wet near shore – it’s one of the best ways to embrace the spring-time sun in Falmouth.
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EXPERIENCE SOME WANDERFAL ARTS
When: 8th – 9th April
A two-day arts festival fuelled with grassroot artists, collaborating across our town of Falmouth. Creative energy echoing from end to end, buskers and stages set up at the Princess Pavilion, Underland Bar in The Old Brewery Yard and The Cornish Bank. Venues are ensured to exude colourful artistic exhibitions. The WANDERFAL Festival is the first of its kind in Falmouth and originators The Cornish Bank hope to make it an annual thing. The celebration of grassroot artists is sure to be wonderful.
To support Falmouth’s creative scene, you can buy your tickets here.
SUNNY REFRESHMENTS WITH LOCAL ALES
For all the beer fans far and wide, Cornwall produces some of the best. Verdant Brewery – infamous in the craft brewing world – is a mere 8 minute drive from The Greenbank. What’s even better is our pub The Working Boat has three Verdant taps (the freshest hops you can get!). Our pub’s top pick for a springtime refreshment is Verdant’s Headband. A delicious New England Style IPA with hints of candied pineapple, nothing’s better to quench your thirst than a pint of Headband poured at The Working Boat – sitting on our quay.
STUDIES OF SPRING
When: 7th April
If the weather happens to disappoint, Botanical Atelier – a floral based workshop space – are holding botanical illustration classes. Heavily based on seasonal flowers and foliage, this workshop is the embodiment of spring. Award winning botanical illustrator Sarah Jane Humphreys is leading the session. Classes focus heavily on exploring watercolours and mastering the mixology, as well as gaining drawing skills from observation. Participants of all experience end the workshop with a floral masterpiece created by themselves.
You can book tickets here.
A BREATH OF SPRING AIR
When: to be confirmed
Stretch away the winter blues and say hello to a new season with some beach yoga and meditation. Falmouth lends itself to a host of rare experiences, many being on our beautiful beaches – most around 15 minutes away from The Greenbank. An ever-growing favourite in the Cornish mindfulness scene, Cornish based teacher Lily Wild Yoga holds early morning sessions on Gyllyngvase beach when she’s not in Sri Lanka passing on her knowledge. Her practises use a technique called ‘sound bathing’, a ceremonial experience which uses sounds to relax and heal participants from the inside out.
Mixed with the meditative state and focusing the body through yoga – sessions are guaranteed to leave you grounded and refreshed. If you were interested in trying something new this spring, you can find Lily Wild Yoga’s contact details on Instagram, or look out for weekly sessions with WESUP.
PICK SOME DAFFODILS
When: Throughout spring
Take a visit to one of the most beloved stalls in Falmouth. Perched on the entrance to the Prince of Wales pier is a very yellow hut with some very yellow flowers – our local daffodil stall. Rain or shine you’ll always be met with a smile from the gentleman who mans the yellow hut. Daffodils have a strong affiliation with Cornish heritage, so why not brighten up your day?
There’s no better way to pick up the nation’s favourite springtime bloom.
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