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Address: Marwood EX31 4EB, England
Phone Number: 01271 342528
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Description: Marwood Hill Garden, Garden Tea Room and Plant Nursery Welcome to this...
Marwood Hill Garden, Garden Tea Room and Plant Nursery Welcome to this very special private garden tucked secretly away in a Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres, with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family.From the moment the first snowdrops poke their little noses through in spring there is so much to see throughout the year until the rich autumnal tints and shiny fat berries of autumn. The magnificent display of blossom from the massed camellias and rhododendrons is followed by a stream of colour in the bog gardens, as carpets of primulas and iris in all the colours of the rainbow, burst forth. The National Collection of Astilbes follows in a foamy symphony of pastel hues and hydrangeas on the hillside, like French petticoats in sky and lilac, sparkle in the sun. We garden with wildlife always in our minds and providing habitats for them is extremely important. Tucked away around the gardens are piles of branches and mounds of leaves home to lots of lovely bugs and beasts! Kingfishers are regular visitors to the lake and the areas of rough grass provide both food and hibernating site for the young of many butterflies and moths.
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A Kind of Paradise

I had never heard of these gardens! But how totally lovely they are- and the camellias are so spectacular at this time of year. The lake is full of large fine carp and the trees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Weston, United Kingdom
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Weston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of these gardens! But how totally lovely they are- and the camellias are so spectacular at this time of year. The lake is full of large fine carp and the trees are full of vocal birds. We had cream tea at the tea rooms, sitting outside. looking down on the water - really idyllic. A great... More 

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Bude, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Corking Camelias, Magnificent Magnolias and Ace Acers. Beautiful valley garden with all the year round planting. Friendly staff and a knowledgable gardener in the Plant Sales area.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We visited Marwood in March, it is a wonderful location, beautiful gardens. The camelias and the Magnolia Trees were star attractions, and the whole setting of the garden is beautiful, so peaceful and plenty of room to roam around. Simply cannot understand why these gardens are not more firmly on the tourist map. The plant sales are extremely reasonable and... More 

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Patricia S, Manager at Marwood Hill Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Spent a wonderful time walking around the gardens with our two dogs. What a lovely setting and friendly staff. It's so rare to find such a welcoming place for families with dogs and it was a real surprise to find them welcomed in the tea shop as well. The gardens were magnificent and peaceful at this time of year with... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A lovely garden that is tucked away but well worth the visit. There is a car park approximately 50yds from the gardens which means you don't have to park on a narrow lane - understand from friends that this looks to be a recent addition as it was not there when they visited before. Some stunning displays already this year... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The varied plants and trees . There is something to see in every season particularly Camellias ,Magnolias and Wisteria . There is also a very good café.

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Havant
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

These gardens are so beautiful Can't fault them. Also we were allowed to take are 2 dogs in on a lead A very friendly lady at the ticket office We would go back again and again

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Tucked away in a secluded valley this secret garden is a real gem and a delight. We loved the tea rooms (fantastic view, yummy home-made cakes!) and thoroughly enjoyed the garden itself. Unfortunately, there were a couple of smokers there who insisted on lighting up beside the pond, and because it was a still day the smoke lingered, spoiling it... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Such a beautiful place to visit. We spent most of our day here and enjoyed every minute. So peaceful and a rainbow of colour, what a privilege. Will definitely visit again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After a longish walk from the car park we were met by the person selling the tickets who, before taking our money, insisted on expounding his views of the nearby Fullabrook Wind Farm (which can't even be seen from the lower gardens). We didn't climb to the higher parts so I don't know whether it could be seen from there.... More 

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