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Marwood Hill Gardens

Address: Marwood | North Devon, Barnstaple EX31 4EB, England
Phone Number: 01271 342528
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Barnstaple
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A 50-year collection of rare and unusual trees and shrubs.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A 50-year collection of rare and unusual trees and shrubs.

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Havant
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

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
39 helpful votes 39 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What wonderful scenery - a real hidden gem! These gardens house a great collection of rare shrubs and trees, as well a beautiful lake and well priced garden centre. The tea rooms are a particular highlight - one of the most delicious Devonshire scones I've ever had and an array of tasty sandwiches to boot!

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