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

Take this extraordinary glimpse into the beloved holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

In the garden don’t miss the large and romantic woodland which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to the restored peach house and vinery, as well as an allotment cared for by local school children. A visit to Greenway isn't complete without seeing the Boathouse, scene of the crime in Dead Man’s Folly, and the battery complete with cannon.

There are many different ways to get here, including ferry and steam train. If you'd like to arrive by car you must pre-book your parking space online or by telephone (01803 842382). Timed tickets to the house will be issued at visitor reception at busy times, to ease congestion in the house.

Seven day opening

Relax in the deckchairs overlooking the beautiful river

Relax in the deckchairs overlooking the beautiful river

You can now enjoy exploring Greenway every day of the week; it is now open seven days a week until November. 

How to get here

There are many different ways to get to Greenway, such as ferry and steam train, as well as beautiful walks. If you would like to come by car, please book your parking space online.

Great gardens

Greenway's riverside garden is a riot of colour at the moment - azaleas, hydrangeas, fuchsia... the list of plants in flower goes on. Find out all about them on the free garden walk daily at 2pm.

Eating and shopping

There are treats to tempt you in the Barn Gallery Café, and in the shop. The café serves a range of freshly prepared lunches, homemade cakes and delicious drinks, and the shop has gifts, plants, books and more.

The Greenway Ball

Enjoy delicious canapes © Charles Haines

Saturday 19 September, 7pm - carriages at midnight

Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth with a night of excellent food and live music at the Greenway Ball.