A mechanical flower installation has taken root in the lawn of Agatha Christie’s beloved Devon holiday home, now cared for by the National Trust. Modelled on the spring flowers which are starting to fill the woodland garden, the pop-up interactive flower installation by Forkbeard Fantasy has four plants on the verge of blooming; they just need a helping hand. If visitors pull the levers, the mechanical flowers pop up from their seed or bulb, begin to grow and open their petals.
Love is in the air – or, rather, in the water – at Greenway. The warmer weather this week at Agatha Christie’s holiday home in the English Riviera, now cared for by the National Trust, has roused the nearby common toads from their hibernation and they have gathered en masse at the bird pond in the garden to mate.
The Sharpham Trust holds its annual Spring Garden Open Day on Sunday 3 April – in a very special year for landscape fans.
The snowdrop has been voted the top spring flower for the third year running in the South West, with the gardens at Stourhead, Lanhydrock, Kingston Lacey and Cotehele being the most popular places to see spring blooms.
A unique musical event celebrating the life and times of the infamous King Richard III will be performed at Torquay Museum in Devon on Saturday 5th March 2016 by the folk rock band The Legendary Ten Seconds, based on their three concept albums about the life and times of Richard III.