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“Best gardens I have ever visited!!”

Marwood Hill Gardens
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Marwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

The gardens are stunning and there is SO much to see. Even though they are informal it is clear that they are loved are they are so well kept. Absolute paradise even if you are not a keen gardener. The tea rooms have a great choice of light lunches and homemade cakes, we were spoilt for choice! Will definitely be returning, probably next week!

Thank DevonMaid88
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted like lost friends. The whole experience was a joy. Arranged on a hillside valley with a series of ponds the plants are allowed mature to full specimens in their natural way. You could spend a day here and still miss something! An informative lady in the nursery helped us with our plant choices too. As for the home-made scones and cream tea - one of the best in Devon!

Thank RetiredEarly60
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Has lakes/ponds, stream. National collection of astilbes. Largest snow Gum (eucalytus) in the UK and so much more. The tea rooms have panoramic view over the garden.

Read the history of how one man turned it all from fields into one where he received the victoria medal from the Horticultural Society. Also have a plant nursery.

Thank PJAwashere
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

This place is a must for plant lovers of all types, friendly staff fairly easy paths . The cost is well worth it good quality plants for sale and knowlagable staff ,the gardens are not manicured so it is possible to go away with the idea that " I could do that " which is something that a lot of places do not do.

Thank Mark55Ottery
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

These are really nice gardens,the gardens are set in a valley location with plenty of trees and plants.Lakes are at the bottom of the valley containing many fish especially carp.Many plants were out in full bloom on our visit the candelabra primula,s were fantastic. also the Himalayan cowslip and paeonia.There are nice wild area,s where there are butterflies,many birds,rabbits etc.Call in at the café there for a nice scone,and good views over the valley.

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