A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens and quirky collections

Hunting for bugs

Come out to play 

Playful times in the garden hunting for clues helps us look after this sea-side gem.

A great way to see the coast from a paddle board

South West Outdoor Festival at East Soar 5-7 October 

The Third South West Outdoor Festival is taking place on the beautiful South Devon coast between Salcombe and Hope Cove. A full weekend of running, mountain biking, watersports, yoga, guided walks, foraging, axe throwing and lots more. Camping and day tickets are now on sale.

Salcombe sea tractor

Get your sea legs on 

Fancy a tractor ride as part of your journey to Overbeck’s this summer? Then hop aboard for a journey with a difference.

Upcoming events

Garden Tour

Wed 27 Jun 2018
Join one of the gardeners and take a seasonal tour of the garden, discovering its short but interesting history and amazing collection of rare and exotic plants. Normal admission charges apply

A day in the life of a First World War convalescent hospital

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Get a feel for how it would have been for the nurses and soldiers at Overbeck's during its time as a Voluntary Aid Hospital for the Red Cross Society. You will be able to view the original autograph book signed by some of the soldiers and sign a...

Edwardian craft activities

Wed 25 Jul 2018
Reminiscent of the convalescing World War One soldiers at Overbeck's, who amused themselves doing craft activities, such as decorating shells, making cardboard animals and raffia flowers. You can have a go at re-creating these each Wednesday in...

Town Criers 30th anniversary competition

Fri 27 Jul 2018
The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers return to Overbeck's this July. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Sir Francis Drake Armada Cup with 'Criers' arriving from across the globe. With entrants from Australia, Canada and Bermuda,...

Hallowe'en Spooky fun

Fri 26 Oct 2018
Calling all budding witches and wizards for spooky fun this Hallowe'en. Craft activities, story telling and a ghostly garden trail. £3.00 per child.

Eating and shopping

Prawn salad 18

Tasty treats and more 

Delicious seafood served with salad, local crab sandwiches all freshly prepared daily. Dine in the billiard room or take tea on the terrace. The shop is well worth a visit before you leave, with sweets for the journey home; a plant for the garden or gift for a friend.

Overbeck's First Flight

When you take time to admire 'First Flight' you help us look after her 

Imagine the flutter of wings as the young girl raises her hand skyward offering liberty to the bird poised on her fingers. Statuettes available in the shop.




Get involved

Garden volunteers working in the gardens at overbeck's in Salcombe, South Devon

Want to become a volunteer? 

Willing volunteers are always needed to help us maintain the house and gardens at Overbeck's.



A group visiting Overbeck's

Share the experience 

Get in touch with the our team at Overbeck's prior to your group visit and find out how we can make your trip even better.


Art and collections

Our collections

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