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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Phone: 01271 342528
Address: Guineaford, Barnstaple EX31 4EA, UK

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Nat P avatarNat P
5 months ago
Marwood Hill Gardens is really the place to visit. We had a lovely day, beautiful gardens not to be missed if you are in the area. If you enjoy walking, this is for you, there are lot's of dams with lots of fish in them. Suitable for wheelchairs or buggy users, if you enjoy walking up hills, this is for you. Big tea-room, you can sit outside or inside serving a variety of cakes, light meals, hot & cold drinks. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Disabled toilet and accessible entrance. Big tables airy, spacious and clean environment well maintained at high spec. We'll certainly come again. We highly recommend everyone.
Caitlin Alborn avatarCaitlin Alborn
2 months ago
Small but beautiful gardens! We went in early October and it was still just as lovely.But the tea room was our highlight! The ginger scones are AMAZING! The team were really friendly and great with my young kids ❤️
Leighton Gillson avatarLeighton Gillson
3 months ago
Lovely walk with some places having an amazing view. Great for nature photographers too! Had a cream tea on Sunday and it was AMAZING!!! Highly recommend.
Donna Merrifield avatarDonna Merrifield
8 months ago
It was perfect day to visit here. It was beautiful to see all the plants, trees, birds, lakes – very tranquil. The sounds of the birds were delightful. We saw kids enjoying a 'treasure' trail, in looking for signs about various plants and trees and mark them off and they took it back to the cafe and received a cup cake. We enjoyed the traditional Devon cream scones at the cafe. The entrance cost was £9.50, but considering the variety of fauna and flora and the way everything is laid out, with the little lakes, and the upkeep, it was well worth it.
Stephi avatarStephi
7 months ago
Loved visiting here! Not much point in the walk up the hill to the left of the lakes so if you have trouble walking you wont miss too much as just a circular path through a very steep shrubby area. I did however enjoy the rest of the gardens, there were plenty of seats if needed too, feeding the fish was great! Next time i shall have a cream tea didnt have time this time . I think if the shop was expanded, asking local people to create the garden themed items, t towels, post cards, mugs, fudge that sort of thing, Maybe move the shop into some of the plant area. I think your missing out on revenue here and i love a souvenir!!
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