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Marwood Hill Gardens

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Address: Marwood EX31 4EB, England
Phone Number: 01271 342528
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Marwood Hill Garden, Garden Tea Room and Plant Nursery

Welcome to this very...

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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Great display of flowers.

A great place to visit if you have a couple of spare hours on your hands. We left the kids at the local serve school and decided to treat ourselves to a walk in the gardens. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice gardens, £6 adult entry, visited with mature family members. Plants overpriced according to our relatives who are very experienced gardeners. Lovely setting for tea room, sadly cakes were poor - Victoria sponge very dry, millionaire shortbread very, very sweet - not a patch on my mums baking! Not a standard to go back again.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit if you have a couple of spare hours on your hands. We left the kids at the local serve school and decided to treat ourselves to a walk in the gardens. The flowers were lovely the weather was great and we would recommend the ginger cream tea.

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Thank Isaac0109
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lively gardens not too prim and proper. Plenty to see on your wander around. Beautiful hydrangeas. Good little tea shop. Walled garden houses plant sales. Not all that easy to find and car park us a short walk from the entrance. Probably not suitable for young children or wheelchairs. Recommended

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot. Well worth the travel through narrow roads, just take your time, no hurry. Gardens are looking really nice now with plenty of colour, bring the camera. Garden sales is a little small but you might find something unusual. You will have to stop at the tea shoppe, lovely home made food and plenty of choice. Nice seating areas... More 

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Thank barum1056
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not easy to find ,signs could do with improving but when you get there , superb! Tea rooms very good. Excellent views all round and plenty of information and seating all the way around. Would have no problems recommending these gardens.

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Thank John H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Visited last week while on Holiday! The weather was damp with showers. We decided to have lunch in the cafe first! It was excellent! A lovely setting overlooking the garden, a very warm and friendly welcome. And dogs welcome inside too and even given biscuits!!! The food was excellent really delicious and served very quickly. The gardens are really... More 

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a damp summer day. Sheltered in the cafe for a while then toured the garden. Sadly the lakes have sprung a leak so some are more mud pools, but the drifts of beautiful Astilbes all around made up for that. We saw a family of Canada geese but other birdlife was scarce due to the miserable weather. The... More 

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Thank KrispyPlymouth
Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have watched these gardens over several years expand into their present form and we still enjoy every visit we make!! A real gardeners garden with all types of planting though we specially enjoy the spring and the collection of camellia which is really how it all started.

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Thank brian g
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a winding route down country lanes we eventually found the gardens in a beautiful scenic setting. The weather was good which always helps on such visits as these. There is a good-sized car park which is quite a walk from the gardens but if you are disabled you can park in the lane near to the main gate. The... More 

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Lynton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very enjoyable day. A lovely garden hidden in a valley. Wonderful shrubs and trees. The only fault is the poor signage for finding it. The signs such as they are are small, brown and near to the ground. However once there all is good. Amazing collection of Astibes among other plants. The Cafe is very good with a varied... More 

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