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Marwood Hill Gardens

A body of water surrounded by trees
A body of water surrounded by trees

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About the garden

Tucked below the North Devon village of Guineaford, this hidden valley garden was once home to celebrate plantsman Dr Jimmy Smart MBE, VMH. The garden was transformed over 70 years from rough pastureland into the picturesque and magical garden seen today. As well as showcasing a range of rare trees and shrubs, three stunning lakes full of wildlife are waiting to be discovered by visitors.

Woodland walks around Marwood Hill Gardens are awash with astounding autumn colour during winter and extensive bulb displays the rest of the year. The view across the valley from the Garden Tea Room is spectacular, accompanied by delicious food and a garden centre teeming with unusual plants for sale.

Opening times

Opening dates: 26th March - October 31st. Opening times: Weds to Sun. 10am - 4.30pm.

Useful details

Garden area

20 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Devon, EX31 4EA

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Find the garden

Marwood Hill Gardens
EX31 4EA
Sat Nav Postcode
EX31 4EA
Public Transport
Barnstaple to Woolacombe Bus Route (303) Tuesdays Only.
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Things to see

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Contact the garden

01271 342528

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