Snowdrop Days – We will re-open for special SNOWDROP DAYS, between 10am -3pm every Wednesday & Sunday in February 2024.
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

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.

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…
September 27, 2023

Plant of the Month – Kniphofia Rooperi

There is no doubt what the Plant of the Month is for September.  It has to be the spectacular ‘Red Hot Poker’ species, Kniphofia rooperi. A native of the Eastern…
Clethra, Sweet Pepper BushNews
August 1, 2023

Plant of the Month – Clethra: Sweet Pepper Bush

Clethra: Sweet Pepper Bush This month two spectacular shrubs have been producing a mass of creamy white frothy flowers with the added attraction of being scented.  Walking past them the…

Upcoming events at Marwood

Date: TBC

ORIGINALLY POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER - Award winning Bideford Brass band will be performing in the gardens.

Limited Availability

29th October 2023

The Gardens will sadly close for the season, but we will look forward to re-opening for snowdrop days in February 2024.

Wednesdays and Sundays in February

Snowdrop days - opening times to be confirmed


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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