Greenway

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

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Things to see and do

Exploring in early summer

The outside of Greenway house on a sunny day

Greenway's D Day connections 

During June we're sharing Greenway's connections with the Second World War, when the house was requisitioned and used first to house child evacuees and then by the US Coastguard. You can see evidence of the Coastguard's occupation of Greenway in the Library; the frieze was painted by Lieutenant Marshall Lee. Find out about the events and activities taking place around the anniversary of D Day.

Upcoming events

The enchanted wood

Sun 28 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Join us in Greenway's enchanted woodland. Why not dress up as an animal, elf or fairy and drop into this day of woodland games, animal-themed crafts and activities led by the woodland folk at Greenway?

River Dart canoe expedition

Mon 29 May 2017
10:00-16:00
Explore the River Dart by canoe with the National Trust countryside rangers. This exciting expedition is perfect for all abilities - canoes and an instructor are provided.

Greenway history talk

Wed 31 May 2017
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.

Back in time to D Day

Sat 03 Jun 2017
11:00-15:00
Greenway was requisitioned during the Second World War, and we will be sharing the history of this time. Why not come along dressed in your 1940s best to see vintage vehicles and find out about Greenway at war?

D Day talk and tea

Tue 06 Jun 2017
17:00-18:30
During World War Two Greenway was requisitioned by the US Coastguard, who left a souvenir of their stay. Local expert Alan discusses the library frieze over tea and biscuits in the House Kitchen.
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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 Coastguard stationed at the house in the run up to the D Day landings.

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Get involved

Volunteer

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.