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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 Garden

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Barnstaple
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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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RUSHDEN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our latest visit to see the magnolias and camellias - excellent. It is a little piece of heaven and we have bought a season ticket to hope to force us to go again. Great to take the dog too but this is not at the cost of non-dog lovers. Really recommend the place and people can stay at such nice... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Would highly recommend visiting these gardens,I will be back again on our next vist to devon. It's reasonably priced and has friendly staff,food is great and nice cafe tearoom with gift shop. The grounds are a place of beauty I could have stayed there all day,and it's so peaceful. The lake has Carp that will come right up to you... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stumbled across this privately owned garden some 25 years ago. As young parents we had not visited many garden attractions and this little gem certainly introduced us to a new world. Revisiting it again this week we were not disappointed. There were so many changes and additions that took all afternoon to explore (including a light lunch and a... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The azaleas, rhododendrons and yellow magnolias were magnificent. The gardens are very well stocked, with lakes. The café has homemade cakes. Also, the plants are good value.

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Sandhurst
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is one really stunning garden. We were a coach party of gardeners visiting gardens in North Devon and we were so impressed with this lovely informal garden. This garden has been created and then tended by people who love gardening. The lakes, the trees, the bog garden, it was all breathtaking. I would love to revisit this garden again... More 

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

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