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People of Barnstaple visit our lovely gem

Barnstaple's lovely, delightful, beautiful gem. We have visited again this month, great value as... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet W
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
What a wonderful garden

We were recommended this garden and we were not disappointed. The setting is in a valley,with lots... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Derrick S
Ormskirk, 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 2 days ago

Barnstaple's lovely, delightful, beautiful gem. We have visited again this month, great value as we became members on our first visit in March.The Astibes are providing us with a fabulous show, they really are showstopping and the different types and colours of the beautiful Hydrangeas...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were recommended this garden and we were not disappointed. The setting is in a valley,with lots of benches to rest on your way round.The garden was so tranquil and peaceful with lots of unusual trees and bushes. The volunteer lady at reception was great,...More

Thank Derrick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Collection of astilbes was looking superb yesterday. Always such a good garden to visit with a friendly atmosphere, interesting garden and a very good tea room. The brie, broccoli and pine nut quiche is delicious. I came away with a boot full of...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens. Relaxed and natural environment helps to melt everyday stress away. Excellent tea rooms with fabulous staff serving delicious food. Best cream teas in Devon, choose from the normal jam and cream, chocolate chip and Nutella or ginger and honey. You will not be...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here and spent longer than the average visit probably, just sitting and relaxing. The lakes and trees and plants and little places to sit and chat are all just so perfect. There is a lovely statue on an island of a mother...More

Thank blueberrybelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our afternoon looking around the wonderful gardens. A brilliant variety of flowers and trees were seen . Everything was well labelled. The tea rooms were lovely with a great selection of cakes available. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every aspect of the visit was perfect, apart from the weather! It holds the national collection of astilbes. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The garden was centred on three lakes. It had a wild, but cultured feel to it, with many beautiful flowers. Sadly,...More

Thank markco2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got in on the two for offer with Gardeners world magazine. Beautiful setting and wonderful planting, lots of little paths to wander along and discover all sorts of different shrubs trees and flowers. Shame on of the lakes has sprung a leak, but is...More

Thank nickk355
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking advantage of Gardeners' World 'two for one' scheme we drove an hour from West Devon to be greeted by a very jovial gent at the ticket booth who made us very welcome, a volunteer I think! First stop the tea room and a superb...More

Thank Julian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place to visit and the cream teas are awesome can’t wait for next weekend to go again

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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
21 December 2016|
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