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Marwood Hill Gardens

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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 beautiful place to visit what ever time of year.

We live locally (about 10 miles away) and visit once or twice per month. We like to see how the seasons have changed the gardens and we are always delighted with the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We live locally (about 10 miles away) and visit once or twice per month. We like to see how the seasons have changed the gardens and we are always delighted with the beautiful array of bluebells, daffodils, astilbes, camellias, the list goes on and on. You can also buy plants that have been grown at Marwood. The tea rooms are... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Tucked away in the countryside but satnav found it ok. Despite the rain we spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at this lovely garden. Quite steep in parts so need to be fairly fit to see everything.Very dog friendly with dog biscuits at the entrance and in the tea room. Had an excellent Welsh rarebit lunch and no problem... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decided to visit on our way home from holidaying in Woolacombe and am so glad we did, what a lovely place on a sunny day you can sit by one of the lakes and watch the many carp coming to the surface of the water and the lovely ducks. Huge selection of astilbe in every colour imaginable, a glorious array... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Not well advertised but one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever visited. The bog garden is sublime at this time of year (July) but the planting will cover many times of year with Camelias and many other species. The tea rooms are also excellent as is the unusually large plant shop. Well worth a visit if you're in North... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

These gardens are set in the beautiful North Devon countryside, and to get to them yo need to drive up some very narrow roads, but trust your SatNav and it will get you there. The gardens are beautiful, and unlike some other garden attractions we have visited these have not been overworked so you will find a weed or two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Visited this garden in June 2015 for the first time. A little difficult to find down narrow country lanes but well worth it when you get there. Three lakes and outstanding planting. Peace and tranquility abounds. Tea room has a great selection of food on their menu. Would recommend the ham salad, which was delicious! Fantastic view of the garden... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This private garden is a haven of peace due to the wonderful planting of trees and flowering plants which are in harmony with the setting. The mature trees set off the undulating site and the planting is so colourful (June). Water features here which makes it a more unusual garden- semi formal in parts but with a wonderful informality as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Beautiful plants and garden in the summer, a little less to see in the winter months. The walk can be a little steep (my Grandpa has issues with his knees so found it difficult) but otherwise very pleasant.The small restaurant also offers teas, coffees and cake.

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Devon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lovely gardens set in a valley - a few steep paths but very few steps with planty of benches. Just right to stroll around & sit & contemplate. Most plants & trees labeled so very interesting & inspiring. A very friendly welcome when we arrived, especially for our dog ! Although leads required as would be expected, our furry friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Despite holidaying in the area for many years now, it's been sometime since we visited Marwood Hill Gardens, so when I suggested we called in prior to trekking back up the M5 home, this idea was taken up with relish & we were not disappointed. The peace & quiet of the beautiful valley & the gardens created by a visionary... More 

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Address: Marwood EX31 4EB, England
Phone Number: 01271 342528
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Marwood

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