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A Tranquil Oasis

A beautiful old established garden with lakes and specimen trees plus the national collection of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Susan H
Wellington, United Kingdom
A Relaxing Visit

We went in September and found the gardens very relaxing and tranquil, although not a great deal to... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Devon, 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...more
Marwood EX31 4EA, England
+44 1271 342528
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Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

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

3  Thank Madjenjen1949
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Reviewed 23 August 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
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

A beautiful old established garden with lakes and specimen trees plus the national collection of astilbes. We had a reasonably priced lunch in the genteel cafe and bought plants from the on site nursery. Memorable and delightful.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We went in September and found the gardens very relaxing and tranquil, although not a great deal to see. We expected to see large borders of perennials. It's probably best to visit when the camellias or national collection of astilbes are in flower. The café...More

1  Thank Annie1141476
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had a lovely first visit to Marwood Hill Gardens. When paying for tickets at the kiosk there was a resident robin and blackbird(?) eagerly awaiting any crumbs which may come there way, lovely to watch. The frangipane cake and tea were very tasty, and a...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I feel almost apologetic about leaving a poor review but it is genuinely how we feel about our experience today. The gardens are in a fabulous position and have all the potential to be a must visit for all garden enthusiasts, however, the general impression...More

Thank golferbillPrestbury
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Would have just gone the cafe and nursery for free if I had known there wasn’t much to see for £7 ahead in the gardens

2  Thank suttyjan50
Reviewed 8 September 2018

My visit to Marwood Hill Gardens was last year, and before the October 2017 date stated (which I'm unable to back date further to the summer). The place is magical, but on a smaller scale than the usual rambling National Trust properties. A lovely peaceful...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent place for a really relaxed meander round lovely gardens and ponds. Tearooms has beautiful views over the garden and serves great cake and light lunches. Welcoming magical place

Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My husband took me today to Marwood hill gardens. I was so thrilled to visit such a lovely informal peaceful place . Thank you to everyone from the gentleman in the admission box to the girls in the tea room to the farmer’s wife in...More

Thank jean804
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It's a very picturesque place to visit, beautiful gardens and lakes, but the stand out thing for us is the tea rooms. It is free to enter if you only go to the tea rooms & dogs are allowed on a lead. My wife &...More

Thank rich136470
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Beautiful gardens which still look fabulous after the hot weather and recent drought. Volunteer at the entrance was very helpful and pleasent, making us feel welcome. The pond and fish are still here, take some bread and find out who wins a fight between a...More

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tigger h
31 March 2018|
Response from marmiteowl |
2018 Opening times for the Garden, Plant Sales and Garden Open Daily from 11th March to 30th September Tea Room 10.00am - 4.30pm. Gardens 10.00am - 5.00pm. Plant Nursery & Sales 11.00am - 4.30pm.
John M
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