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

Exploring in autumn

A couple with a dog walking through woodland in autumn

Autumn walks 

On Thursday 13 September and 18 October the rangers will be leading a walk through the garden to see the autumn colour. They'll be talking about the work that they do to care for the wildlife too.

Writer in Residence J. R. Carpenter sat at a desk at Greenway, Devon

Writing with Greenway's Writer-in-Residence 

Author J. R. Carpenter is in residence at Greenway from September until November this year, leading events and activities to bring writing to life. Whether you're new to writing, or just open to being inspired by Greenway, there's sure to be something to suit you.

Upcoming events

'Agatha Christie & Collins' exhibition

Tue 25 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.

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.

Daily garden tour

Wed 26 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.

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.
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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 Greenway 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 International Camellia Society logo

Greenway is a ‘Camellia Garden of Excellence’ 

Greenway has been accredited the International Camellia Society’s ‘Camellia Garden of Excellence.’ This honour reflects the extent and quality of the camellia collection in Greenway garden. It is the first time a National Trust garden has been given this accreditation.

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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

Volunteers around the piano in Greenway's Drawing Room

Volunteering at Greenway 

At Greenway there are so many ways to get involved as a volunteer. You could join the garden team for a one-off at one of the garden blitzes, or do something a bit more regularly. Find out about the opportunities to get involved, and read some of Greenway's volunteers' stories.

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

The cupboards in the Winter Dining Room at Greenway are filled with collections

Peek into Greenway's cabinet of curiosities 

We've been searching the collection at Greenway for things that are usually hidden away, and each month are bringing them into focus. In the Winter Dining Room the month's items will form the centre of a display in a 'cabinet of curiosities' and will feature here on the website along with a writing prompt.

Our collections

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