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Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4EB

Take a visit 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.
Featured in many programmes, the gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
We are sure you will enjoy your visit.
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.
Wildlife is always in the minds of the gardeners 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!
The award winning Garden Tea Room offers a selection of scrumptious homemade and locally sourced food to suit most tastes as well as great views of the garden.
At Marwood, they aim to provide something a little bit different. The Plant Sales area in the walled garden is not a ‘Garden Centre’ but retains the charm and individuality of an old-fashioned nursery. The team of experienced gardeners are always happy to give advice and ensure that both you and your plants are happy! Many of the plants are propagated from the rare and unusual specimens you might had admired in the garden and include a large selection of the scarcer varieties of Camellias, Magnolias and Astilbes, along with a huge selection of shrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs to suit all tastes and styles.

Marwood Hill Gardens is part of the following Travel Ideas:

The Top Twenty Places to see Snowdrops by Natalie French

"The award-winning, 20-acre, Marwood Hill will be opening the informal, private garden and Tea Room early for their annual ‘Snowdrop Sunday’ on 17th and 24th February 2013. This delightful, family-friendly garden has three lakes and three national collections of Astibe, Tulbaghia Bog and Japanese."

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Information on Marwood Hill Gardens , Marwood , Barnstaple

Opening Times: Garden, Plant Centre and Garden Tea Room: 1 Mar to 30 Sep, Daily, 10:00-17:00. . Please see website for October opening times and events.
Admission: Adults £6.00, Child (under 12) Free. Group rates available on request.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads welcome)
Location: Free Coach and Car Park open. Four miles north of Barnstaple, signposted from the A361 Barnstaple to Braunton. 9 miles from Ilfracombe, A3123. Look out for brown tourist signs. Check our website www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk for directions.
Facilities: Coaches welcome (by appointment, special rates available), Garden Tea Room, Gift Shop, Plants for sale, Limited disabled access (Special concessions), Parking
Garden Acreage: 20

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Review of Marwood Hill Gardens

Posted on by Maureen SCustomer visited Mar 2015

A hidden gem. A wonderful garden to visit any time of the year, So colorful and well designed, peaceful and well looked after. A surprise round every corner. Lovely Tea Room and Gift Shop


Review of Marwood Hill Gardens

Posted on by Elaine SCustomer visited Jul 2013

The gardens are spectacular, there is plenty to see in every season in a sheltered valley. A huge selection of specimen trees. The cafe is among the best, spoilt for choice, traditional cream teas or alternatively with ginger or apricot scones.


Review of Marwood Hill Gardens

Posted on by Helen CCustomer visited May 2013

We had a very warm welcome. The food was home made and really tasty with generous helpings. The setting was beautiful with bulbs, flowers and shrubs in bloom and birds singing. Will definitely be going again and recommend to others.

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