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Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood EX31 4EA, England
+44 1271 342528
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Hidden gem of a garden

We found these gardens by accident, and are so glad we did. Although the weather was grey the... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2017
Sue V
Devon, United Kingdom
Don't rely on the SatNav

This garden was a bit awkward to find, even the lady at the gate said the signs weren't very clear... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
Deb L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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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. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Children under 12 Free.
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Marwood EX31 4EA, England
+44 1271 342528
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We found these gardens by accident, and are so glad we did. Although the weather was grey the gardens we're full of colour. The tearoom is stunning ,and has an amazing view of the gardens. Definitely returning when we have more time . Everyone there...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed September 29, 2017

This garden was a bit awkward to find, even the lady at the gate said the signs weren't very clear. The Satnav took us down some single track roads which were flooded as it had been raining hard. The gardens were very peaceful and had...More

Thank Deb L
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Spent a very enjoyable day here, had the most delicious meal in the tearoom and very good service, best scone I've ever eaten "ginger with honey" yum 😋loved the gardens, lakes and wildlife, lost for words on how beautiful this place is, especially liked the...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We were recommended to visit this garden- and it was well worth it. A charming lady welcomed us and explained how the garden had been created- we then set off to explore the valley- lots of trees and plants. three lakes; the paths are a...More

Thank John T
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

We found these gardens in an internet search, we had never heard of them before but decided to pay them a visit. What an undiscovered treasure this place is, the paths were either compressed soil (which to be fair I expect gets muddy in the...More

Thank dormers5
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Having moved to North Devon 10 years ago, Marwood Hill Gardens have been a source of inspiration and advice under the auspices of former head gardener, Malcolm Pharoah and we visited several times a year. I visited the gardens recently after a break of about...More

3  Thank Gillian H
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Almost don't want to share how truly lovely this place is as wouldn't want it to become commercialised and over busy. Be aware have to travel down some very narrow, winding roads to access it. Not widely advertised but definitely worth a visit if in...More

Thank H S
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited the gardens and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The lunch was the best part. It was beautifully presented, high quality and delicious.

Thank MikeyB1963
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had to go down some very narrow roads to get to this place, well worth the drive beautiful garden created in the 1950's, a wonderful haven to relax and enjoy the views There are many Camellias, Rhododendrons and Magnolias. There were ducks on the...More

Thank Nannastoney
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Visited on abeautiful daybin July. Well worth a visit if you are in North Devon. Lovely cafe and plant sales too.

Thank Teresa2of7
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