Greenway

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

A young woman and child on the Mother and Child statue in Greenway garden

Fun for families at Greenway 

Find out about all of the fun things for families to do at Greenway as the season changes from winter to spring. From trails to tennis, there's plenty to do.

Visitors using a typewriter

Literary riches at Greenway 

At Agatha Christie’s holiday home, we love to celebrate Greenway's literary connections. There's the cabinet of curiosities to discover in the Winter Dining Room, complete with writing prompts, an exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins coming soon to the Walled Garden, a second-hand book shop to visit, a book club to join, and even a literary podcast to listen to.

Upcoming events

Greenway's cabinet of curiosities

Tue 20 Feb 2018
10:30-16:30
In the Winter Dining Room a changing exhibition of objects from the permanent collection is being curated by the team who care for them, to stimulate creative writing, and writing tips will also be offered.

Spring flower walks

Tue 20 Feb 2018
14:00-14:45
Why not join the gardeners at Greenway for a free walk and talk through the glorious woodland garden filled with spring flowers.

Calligraphy - an introduction - sold out

Wed 21 Feb 2018
10:30-16:30
This calligraphy workshop will provide an opportunity to come and try your hand at making some elegant letters with professional help.

Spring walk with a ranger

Fri 23 Feb 2018
11:30-12:15
Why not join one of the countryside rangers for a walk through Greenway garden out to part of the estate? On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place.

Mindfulness walk

Wed 28 Feb 2018
11:00-13:00
Roselle Angwin, a Devon-based writer and zen practitioner, who is passionate about wild places and the natural world, will be leading a mindfulness walk to help you connect with the woodland garden that surrounds you.

Greenway garden blitz

Wed 07 Mar 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.
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Eating and shopping

Volunteer David sorting the books in Greenway's second-hand book shop

Give an old book a new home 

A second-hand book shop is now open on the ground floor of the café, with all of the money raised through second-hand book sales going to the conservation of Greenway. Can you help to look after Greenway for ever by donating a book or two?

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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

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