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Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood EX31 4EA, England
+44 1271 342528
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Beautiful Place To Visit - Great Trees, Flowers and Tea Shop !!!!

Visited with our 2 kids (12&14) and my 87 year old Mother . The weather wasn't great but that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter C
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pretty place

Lovely tea room in very pretty surroundings the lunch choices were superb and staff were very nice... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited with our 2 kids (12&14) and my 87 year old Mother . The weather wasn't great but that didn't take away from what a lovely tranquil and beautiful place this is . There are acres and acres to walk around but if with elderly...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely tea room in very pretty surroundings the lunch choices were superb and staff were very nice and helpful all served up very quickly. Really worth the visit to the tea room and beautiful gardens.

Thank tivertig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so surprised to see any mediocre reviews about Marwood Hill Gardens. Maybe opinions are influenced by the season, the weather or just personal preferences. Well, we were lucky that everything was in our favour on the day, so we were very pleased with...More

1  Thank AlbirTrio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After leaving their lovely cafe where we throughly enjoyed our lunch we had a walk around the gardens and lake. The fish in the lake are huge and obviously happy. There are lovely statues dotted around amongst the flower beds. Seating by he lakeside is...More

Thank Tricia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really lovely lakes and gardens in a wonderful valley setting. All the staff were delightful and most helpful. The garden cafe was really good with a nice choice of food and splendid service for us and our dogs! We are so glad that we came...More

Thank breisgau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit this very pleasant garden today. It's in a valley so there are some steep paths. We both enjoyed our visit. Also we decided to stop in the tea rooms for lunch, the sandwiches looked fab but we both had Ham salad...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Such a beautiful and peaceful place. Had a lovely time wandering around the gardens. The Wisteria arch, magnolias look great at this time of year, but the silver Birch trees were stunning. The tea room is quaint and serve a lovely selection of cakes. The...More

Thank GlowChaser
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Developed in the past forty years by a local general Practitioner physician, this is an unexpected lively find. Start by having tea outside in their cute little tea room overlooking the trees and flowers in the valley below tells you that there was good planning...More

Thank TheGardeningGolfer
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My partner and I are season ticket holders. We turned up on Sunday two weeks ago on one of the first opening days of the year. The gardens were kind of OK. Not as good as Rosemoor or Arlington Court, both within thirty or forty...More

Thank DevonDavid_G
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I visited with my mum and aunt and we spent a lovely day strolling around the gardens. Magnolias and camellias at their best at this time of year. Lunch at the tea room topped it off nicely.

Thank Cass1167
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John M
Are your paths wheel chair/buggie friendly?
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