Agatha Christie’s Devon Garden

Like most people around the world I assume, I’m feeling both desperate to go somewhere – anywhere – and also anxious about travel of any kind and just wanting to keep hibernating at home.

So as much as I want to just hop on the next plane out of London, staying a bit closer to home seems like the best option to keep my anxiety induced heartburn at bay, know what I mean?

Enter staycations and day trips. Funnily enough I remember saying to people at the end of 2019 that I wanted 2020 to be the year I see more of the UK. Careful what you wish for and all that!

Seriously though exploring close to home is pretty under rated wouldn’t you agree? Some of my best holiday memories have been created at places pretty close to home. Case in point. Devon in the UK. I’m also 32 years old and I’ve apparently reached that point where the suggestion of going to visit a stately garden for a walk and some tea makes me feel excited as opposed to eliciting groans of anticipated boredom.

So having said all that, if you’re down in south Devon I’d highly recommend you add Greenway, Agatha Christie’s house and gardens to your list! It’s a National Trust property too so extra great if you’re already a member.

Although the house is currently closed (I’m assuming due to Covid) having just visited I can confirm that the garden is a delightful warren of emerald lawns, softly shedding magnolias and camellias and buttercup yellow splodges of primrose. The azaleas and rhododendron are blooming and the bluebells about to peak too. Oh and look out (and see if you can smell) the carpets of wild garlic.

Turns out Christie not only knew how to write, but she knew a thing or two about picking a place to live as well.

L x

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