This half-term, Overbeck’s, the National Trust garden and house in Salcombe, will be opening its gates for the 2017 season.
From Saturday 11 February, visitors can pull on their coats and hats to follow the clues of a new trail around the garden. They can then warm themselves by the log fire in the tea room while they have lunch or perhaps high-tea.
Inside the house there’s also plenty to do, with a new house trail, short, half-hour discovery tours that highlight items from the collection and, until 31 May, the opportunity to see an exhibition of last year’s photography competition.
This year’s competition, which will run from 1 March to 30 September, is entitled ‘Curiosities of Overbeck’s Garden’.
Lucinda Heron, operations manager, explains: “The competition was so successful last year with over 100 entries that we have decided to hold another one. The creative and imaginative nature of our garden will provide you with lots of opportunity to get that special shot”
Opening times are 11am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) every day of the week. Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission price. Gift Aid admission is £9.80/Adult, £4.90/Child and £24.50/Family; or free to NT members. *See website for standard entry prices.
For more details please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/overbecks.
(from a press release)