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What’s on in March: Cornwall’s Diary

Time to wake up and smell the daffodils. This month offers us the first signs of spring and here at The Greenbank we’re welcoming March with open arms and wide smiles. So whether you’re up for artsy days, flower festivals or family fun – March is getting ready for the change in weather and you should be too. Here’s our handpicked guide to Cornwall this month…

Until 4th March: Falmouth History Week, The Poly

Where: 15 minute walk from us 

Entitled “Who lived in a place like this?”, this week will connect people in Falmouth and the surrounding area with the people who have lived and worked in the town over the years. From talks and films to live performances and an unprecedented access to the Falmouth History Archive - it’s a rare chance to more about connections, meet local historians and uncover lots of old photos.


Where: All around Cornwall

Revelries throughout the county will celebrate St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall and tin mining. Redruth’s festival will commence the cultural celebrations, and Perranporth, Truro, St Ives and Bodmin will follow suit. Expect hundreds of St Piran’s flags hoisted into the air, and a songbook of Cornish shanties sung loud and proud.

4th March: World Pasty Championships, Eden Project

Where: 50 minute drive from The Greenbank

The Olympics of the Oggy! This sixth annual event celebrates the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people. Enjoy a great line-up of live music, comedy, other pasty-themed fun and a few beers in the biomes.


4th March: Stargazing, Trerice, Newquay

Where: 40 minutes from us

From 6.30pm, Kernow Astronomers will guide visitors through our amazing Cornish skies. With displays, talks and telescopes, take a look at the impressive night vista above Trerice.

12th March: Daffy Down Dilly Day, Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith

Where: 15 minutes from us

Discover Mawnan Smith's annual celebration of spring, when its school pupils will perform country dancing at Trebah’s impressive amphitheatre. See the garden in its spring glory before the crowds arrive, and for the brave amongst us, head down to their private beach for an ice-cream and toe dip in the sea.

From 17th March: Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Where: Just down the road

This highly anticipated exhibition offers a genuinely ground-breaking and broad history of British tattooing – featuring pioneering designers, leading academics and major private collectors. It tells a story that challenges long-standing myths and pre-conceptions about tattooing, whilst celebrating the rich artistic heritage of tattooing as an art form.



Where: Underneath the hotel

Throughout the RBS 6 Nations season, we’ll be showing all games whilst serving our burger and beer special for £9.95. So gather your gang and make us your port of call! And as always we will be hosting our pub quiz night every Sunday from 7.30pm.


Where: 10 minute drive from the hotel

An institution in Falmouth for over 100 years, this event is the first in a line of successive flower shows around Cornwall to showcase glorious displays of locally grown flowers and floral arrangements. Expect to see rare and exotic flora and fauna on display, specialist plants, photography, trade stands and more.

23rd – 25th March: Rambert Ghost Dances, Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Where: 20 minute drive from us

The masterpiece of world famous choreographer Christopher Bruce, Ghost Dances was created as a response to political oppression in South America. It uses imagery from the Day of the Dead and bewitching traditional songs to create moving, intensely human work.


25th March: Clay: That Continuous Material, Leach Pottery, St Ives

Where: an hour from The Greenbank

Taking a closer look at the material we use every day, the story of clay will be told across the Leach Pottery site on 25th March. From the pioneering early days of the Leach Pottery, which made its own clay using materials delivered over the wall, to how clay is formed and its place in Cornwall’s geology – this exhibition perfectly blends fun and educational.

26th March: Mother’s Day lunch at The Greenbank

Where: on our doorstep!

Head to the Water’s Edge restaurant and gaze out on the ever-changing views of Falmouth harbour as you tuck into our delicious three course lunch. We'll also be treating all mums to a glass of pink fizz on us. 

From 30th March: Falmouth Spring Festival

Where: all around the town

This vibrant community-orientated event is the first main Falmouth festival of the year. It brings an explosion of early colour to the town and celebrates our open spaces with activities like ‘paint the town yellow’ day (where 25,000 daffodils are handed out), spring cleans, folk and cider fayre, and a host of guided walks. On the spring clean day, The Greenbank's own troop of volunteers will be armed with bin bags and paint brushes to spruce up the areas around our gardens.


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