Two dolphins were making the most of the Easter holiday sunshine on Monday 10 April by paying a visit to Agatha Christie’s holiday home, Greenway. The dolphins were spotted from Greenway’s Boathouse, and seen swimming up and down the River Dart on five separate occasions.
Thousands of people have voted for their favourite National Trust property in the inaugural Period Ideas Heritage Property of the Year Awards. A short list of five properties across the country was put to the vote and today we can reveal that Coleton Fishacre in Devon is the lucky winner of the gold award. Hardwick in Derbyshire takes silver and Cragside in Northumberland receives a bronze award.
The gardeners are preparing to plant 100 hydrangeas in the garden at Agatha Christie’s holiday home Greenway, now cared for by the National Trust. This mass planting is part of a project to rejuvenate an area of the garden known as the Hydrangea Walk.
A National Trust shop will be popping-up in Dartmouth marketplace once a month with a range of goodies to tempt market-goers. The shop will be joining the National Trust offsite van which regularly attends the market to promote the National Trust places in the English Riviera and the benefits of National Trust membership.
This January, a new monthly National Trust trail run was introduced at Coleton Fishacre near Kingswear. The event is held on the fourth Sunday of every month and this month’s run falls on Mother’s Day.