Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood Hill Gardens is a unique private garden located near the villages of Guineaford and Ashford, north of Barnstaple in Devon, England.

Established in 1965 by the Miller family, the 20-acre grounds include a wide variety of plants, trees, and shrubs that are native to the British Isles.

Many rare and endangered species can be found growing in the grounds of Marwood Hill Gardens.

There is also a number of woodland walks, water features, and terraces. Visitors can enjoy a beautiful view of Exmoor National Park, as well as stunning views of the Taw Valley while walking through the gardens

The gardens are open to visitors throughout the year and offer special events such as educational talks and weekly guided tours. There is also a popular plant centre for gardening enthusiasts


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Stunning private garden featuring 20-acres of tended landscape, numerous lakes & a quaint tea room.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: 01271 342528
Address: Guineaford, Barnstaple EX31 4EA, UK

Delivery: Yes

Rose Ball avatarRose Ball
7 months ago
Happily surprised by this beautiful garden. I was a bit worried about visiting in autumn but there was still plenty of colour to enjoy, as well as scents – with the katsura tree dropping sugar-scented leaves. I was thrilled to find a red-leaved tree around one of the large ponds and even more so when we were able to watch mirror, common and ghost carp coming to the surface alongside Canadian geese. I mean you get the idea, this is a tranquil place.The paths are hilly so perhaps not suitable for all but we didn't find them overly steep. It's a valley garden with ponds and marshland in the middle but such a description doesn't really do it justice. Parking is easy enough, at the top and you walk down past the old houses to the entrance.There is a tea room with a lovely view of the gardens. The options were a bit slim for us as we were hoping to have lunch there but we're not fans of quiche or pea soup. There was a good selection of cakes however and cream tea on the menu so that's a win! There are lots of benches throughout the grounds so you could always bring your own should you feel the need but the peace and shelter of the tea room was alluring 🙂All in all a lovely place x
Dominic Squibb avatarDominic Squibb
a year ago
Absolutely stunning! The car park is a short 3 min walk to the gardens. There are 22 acres to explore. Well worth the price of £9. There is a coffee shop and plants for sale. Plenty of places to sit and there are accessible routes for people with mobility issues.
Alethea Bartlett avatarAlethea Bartlett
a year ago
Really enjoyable morning out with family. We visited here whilst on holiday. Unfortunately we don't live close which is a shame because I would have liked to have seen the hydrangeas when they come out. It's a place worth visiting more than once. Lovely tea room with great food and friendly staff. Got in 2 for 1 with our Gardener's World card. Unfortunately one section of the garden is currently closed for maintenance (trees came down in the storm) but that's because the place is really well looked after and maintained. The plant sale area had a variety of plants at reasonable prices and some of us couldn't help but purchase a little something for our own gardens back home. Lovely place.
Brian Bates avatarBrian Bates
10 months ago
Our first visit to Marwood Gardens and certainly not disappointed. The Gardens are beautiful and tranquil. A lovely cafe serving drinks,cakes & lunches. Staff very friendly & helpful. The Gardens are dog friendly as long as kept on a lead. We have taken out a yearly subscription, so we can revisit at anytime. Certainly worth a visit whilst in the area.
TheFoxyB avatarTheFoxyB
a year ago
Beautiful gardens that are well worth a visit. Just now the bluebells are in their prime and the wisteria is beautiful. Lots of different planting to give interest throughout the year and plenty of routes through to suit everyone. Lovely cafe too.
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