The staff and volunteers at Overbeck’s have to announced that the recent howling winds have not deterred the heralding of spring in the National Trust garden perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe
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.
National Trust garden teams have just conducted their annual flower count for Valentine’s Day and although this year spring seems to be on the way, just as we would normally expect, but what is noticeable is how many scented plants are out in flower at this early time of year.
This half-term, Overbeck’s, the National Trust garden and house in Salcombe, will be opening its gates for the 2017 season.