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Marwood Hill Gardens

Address: Marwood EX31 4EB, England
Phone Number: 01271 342528
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Marwood
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Marwood Hill Garden, Garden Tea Room and Plant Nursery Welcome to this very special private garden...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A regular afternoon outing for our extended family when in north devon. Lovely gardens and village hall selling cream teas on bank holiday weekends. Quaint village church worth a visit too.

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Banwell, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I visited 18/9/14, a real in-between date in as much as many of the flowers were dying off, but it was a little too early for many of the leaves to be turning - both of which are tempting me to visit earlier in the year as well as later! Beautifully laid out gardens, fantastic selection of flowers, trees and... More 

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Lifton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We'd read that the gardens were clearly signposted from Barnstaple - that wasn't our experience. Ended up asking directions from policemen & even with the help of their satnav ended up taking a very scenic & unnecessarily long route. The car park is some distance from the garden which wasn't a problem for us but could be for others who... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was my second visit to Marwood Hill Garden and I felt the garden was not quite as good as it was on my last visit. It seemed rather tired in places, not quite so cared for and the nursery stock was low. Maybe it was because the visit was rather late in the year. However the cream tea was... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Used a voucher for a 2 for 1 visit to these gardens acquired from Groupon and were not disappointed. The gardens,set in a valley about 4 miles from Barnstaple, provide a good walk with varied and beautiful vistas of lakes and trees and some lovely arrangements of specimen plants. We went in September which is at the end of the... More 

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