2024 Opening Hours – We will re-open fully from 1st March 2024, from 10am -4.30pm Wednesday to Sunday.
We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Adults: £10
Concessions: £9
Children: £5.50 (under 11’s free)


Marwood Hill Gardens, Marwood,
Barnstaple, Devon,
EX31 4EA

A 20 acre private garden set in the heart of North Devon

This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon only 4 miles from Barnstaple. Created by Dr Jimmy Smart VMH in the late 1950’s the gardens are a wonderful haven in which to relax and enjoy the impressive collections of plants, shrubs and trees and experience the views and peaceful atmosphere. Since 2004, Marwood Hill Gardens has also been a Camellia Garden of Excellence, awarded by the International Camellia Society, one of only 6 in the UK.

Four National Collections and twenty two champion trees

Marwood Hill Gardens is home to four  National Collections  which are looked after in association with Plant Heritage, formerly the N.C.C.P.G. (The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens). Our National Collections include our award winning Astilbes, Tulbaghia, Iris Ensata and our very own Marwood Hill Garden Heritage Collection.

March 25, 2024

Plant of the Month – Magnolia ‘Athene’

Plant of the Month - Magnolia   ‘Athene’ Which Magnolia to choose? It’s quite a job as there have been so many trees giving their best display ever. ‘Athene’ has to be…
February 29, 2024

Plant of the Month – Camellias

It’s difficult to give one plant of the Month for March as there is so many, so I’ve made the difficult decision that it has to be the many Camellias…
November 14, 2023

Plants of the Month – Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’ & Genista ‘Porlock’

Two outstanding plants at this time of the year when a lot of plants have finished and are preparing for the winter. Salvias are always a mainstay of colour in…

Upcoming events at Marwood

Bideford Brass Band at Marwood Hill Gardens

13th April - 2pm - Award winning Bideford Brass band will be performing in the gardens from 2pm onwards.

Pop Up Pub at Marwood Hill Gardens

17th May from 7-11pm - Come and join the Marwood Pop Up Pub held at Marwood Hill Gardens. There is a food van and a jazz band!

Folksy Theatre perform AS YOU LIKE IT

Tuesday 23rd July 2024, with the performance starting at 7pm, but the garden will be open from 6pm.


We’re always eager to hear from people who are interested in finding out about Marwood Hill Gardens – If you would like further information, please email and we will respond to you within 2 working days.


Marwood Hill Gardens

Marwood, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4EA

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