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Greenway house and garden: 'the loveliest place in the world'

Take this extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

In the garden don’t miss the large and romantic woodland which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to the restored peach house and vinery, as well as an allotment cared for by local school children. A visit to Greenway isn't complete without seeing the Boathouse, scene of the crime in Dead Man’s Folly, and the battery complete with cannon.

There are many different ways to get here, including ferry, vintage bus and steam train. If you'd like to arrive by car you must pre-book your parking space online or by telephone (01803 842382). Timed tickets to the house will be issued at visitor reception on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer, and at busy times, to ease congestion in the house.

What's on?

On 16 September the Walled Garden is going to be transformed into an outdoor cinema, for an exclusive screening of one of Agatha Christie's finest mysteries, 'Evil Under the Sun.'

A summer of scaffolding

The house needs to be painted every five years to stop it looking like this

The house needs to be painted every five years to stop it looking like this

This summer the house is being re-painted and having some conservation repairs done, so while that takes place, there is scaffolding around the outside of the house. We're hoping for fine weather so that the painting work can be carried out nice and quickly, and in the meantime everything will be open as usual.

This project has allowed us the exciting opportunity to install a viewing platform along the scaffolding, so that you can enjoy uninterrupted and unique views of the river and find out more about the work that is taking place.

In the garden

The gardens are full of lush greenery and summer colour. The garden team are happy to answer any questions you have about Greenway's or your own garden; drop them an email.

'Dead Man's Folly'

Did you see Greenway in Poirot on Wednesday 30 October 2013? 'Dead Man's Folly' was the last episode of Poirot to be filmed, and Greenway was the location.

Help support us

The Boathouse is in need of some TLC, so funds raised by raffle ticket sales will be going towards its restoration. Buy a raffle ticket in the house to help to conserve this treasure.

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