'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

An exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The exhibition showcases photographs and letters unearthed from the HarperCollins archive, and show Agatha and 'Billy' Collins, former chairman and publisher of Collins, discussing jacket designs, plots and publishing schedules.

First nights, publishing parties and the difficulty of obtaining tennis balls during the war are all covered in their letters, and show the professional relationship develop into a friendship over time.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Greenway

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.80 £11.60
Child £6.40 £5.80
Family £31.90 £29.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.20 £17.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.80
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Parking charges for non-National Trust members: £3 per session.

Free parking for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker).

The basics

Suitability
Children are very welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is on display in the Walled Garden.
What to bring and wear
The exhibition is outside so please wear weather appropriate clothing.
Accessibility
There is level access to the Walled Garden. Blue badge parking is available in the main car park: a shuttle service provides lifts between the car park and Visitor Reception.
Other
Greenway operates a parking system: if you'd like to travel to Greenway by car, please pre-book a parking space online or by calling 01803 842382.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
25 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
26 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
27 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
28 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
29 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
30 September 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
1 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
2 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
3 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
4 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
5 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
6 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
7 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
8 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
9 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
10 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
11 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
12 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available
13 October 2018 10:30 - 16:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Greenway
Email
greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01803 842382

Upcoming events

'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

Mon 24 Sep 2018
10:30-16:30
An exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary.

Daily garden tour

Tue 25 Sep 2018
14:00-14:45
Every day a member of the garden team lead a free walk and talk around the garden. Why not join one to find out more about the history, see the seasonal highlights and pick up some tips.

Greenway history talk

Wed 26 Sep 2018
11:00-11:30
Would you like to know more about the history of Greenway pre-Agatha Christie? Volunteer Ken will be giving a history talk in the courtyard.

Book club

Thu 27 Sep 2018
17:30-19:00
Why not bring a picnic to enjoy while you relax and informally discuss a good book at Agatha Christie's holiday home?

Greenway garden blitz

Wed 03 Oct 2018
09:30-16:00
On the first Wednesday of each month the garden team blitz an overgrown or neglected area of garden - can you help? The work involves cutting down or digging out weeds, brambles, overgrown shrubs and moving debris to the shredder or bonfire.

Meet the Writer-in-Residence: writing about weather

Sat 13 Oct 2018
14:00-16:00
Meet J. R. Carpenter for an informal discussion about writing and weather. Learn more about the themes of place, displacement, weather, and the environment which run through her work, and hear excerpts from her writing about the River Dart.