Greenway

Important notice -

It's going to be really windy today, Monday 16 Oct, so in the interest of safety we have had to close the house and gardens. We expect to be open on Tuesday but please check back here.

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

More about this place

Two visitors in the library at Greenway reading a book

Agatha Christie's holiday home 

In the house at Greenway see Agatha Christie and her family's extensive collections, hear clips of Agatha and her grandson Mathew speaking, delve through scrapbooks and much more.

A visitor with a dog in her lap in a deckchair outside of Greenway house

Dogs are welcome 

Dogs on short leads are very welcome in the garden at Greenway; there are water bowls and tethering rings available in the courtyard, and dog treats waiting to be given out in Visitor Reception.

Visitors using a typewriter

Literary riches at Greenway 

This September at Agatha Christie’s holiday home, Greenway is celebrating this special place’s literary connection. There's an exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins, and the appointment of a writer-in-residence.

Upcoming events

'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

Tue 17 Oct 2017
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.

Glimpses: autumn haiku workshop

Wed 18 Oct 2017
11:00-13:00
Greenway's writer-in-residence Roselle Angwin will be leading this workshop focused on writing haiku about autumn.

Book club

Thu 19 Oct 2017
16:30-18:00
Why not bring a picnic to enjoy in the café while you relax and informally discuss Agatha Christie's book 'Absent in the Spring?' Even if you've never read the book, you can find out more and enjoy good company in the cosy café.

Pumpkin poetry trail

Sat 21 Oct 2017
10:30-16:30
Pumpkins will be dotted around the garden, carved with poetry as part a special creative trail this half-term, encouraging families to discover words around the garden and write their own poetry.

Cook on a campfire

Wed 25 Oct 2017
14:00-16:00
Why not come along to Greenway to tick off one of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 and enjoy some tasty treats cooked on a campfire?

Novel writing course

Thu 26 Oct 2017
14:00-16:30
Have you always wanted to write a novel? Do you have an unfinished manuscript under the bed? Here's your opportunity; a three-part novel-writing workshop, Roselle Angwin, Greenway's writer-in-residence.
Decorating the Christmas tree at Greenway in Devon

Christmas at Greenway 

This December Greenway will be going back in time to the 1950s. The house will be decorated with 1950s decorations, a 1950s pop-up cinema will be screening classic Agatha Christie films in a vintage-style marquee in the Walled Garden, and Father Christmas will be stopping by on his 1950s bus.

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Eating and shopping

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Our work

The Greenway garden team at the RHS Rosemoor Garden Show

Greenway garden team going for gold 

On Saturday 22 April the Greenway garden team entered the RHS Flower Show with a selection of floral displays and camellias from the garden. Find out how the team got on (spoiler alert: they did really, really well), and what the judges look for in prize-winning blooms.

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History

Agatha Christie's books in the library at Greenway, her holiday home

Agatha's Greenway 

Agatha Christie was known locally by her married name, Mrs Mallowan, and her time spent at her holiday home, Greenway, was all about quality time with the family, away from the public eye.

The library at Greenway in South Devon

Greenway Library frieze 

In the Library you can’t miss Greenway’s unexpected treasure; a frieze painted during World War Two by Lt Marshall Lee, a member of the US.. Coast Guard stationed at the house in the run up to the D Day landings.

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Get involved

Volunteer

The hand of a volunteer usher opening a roped-off area

Can you help to roll out the red carpet? 

This December a 1950s pop-up cinema is coming to Greenway; can you help us to roll out the red carpet for it by volunteering as a cinema usher? Father Christmas will also be stopping by, and could do with some help to hand out his presents to visiting children.

For book lovers

A group of people walking through the garden of Greenway

Bring a group 

Greenway is the perfect place to bring a group; whether you're planning a special interest tour, school trip, or are just looking for somewhere to go with a large group of friends. Our group bookings coordinator will be happy to help arrange your visit.

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Places to stay

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Weddings

A couple kissing after marrying at Greenway

Intimate weddings at Greenway 

Celebrate your special day in style: Greenway is the perfect venue for small weddings. We offer exclusive ceremonies for up to 30 guests in the beautiful Dining Room, followed by drinks and canapés.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Greenway on the National Trust Collections website