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Devon Gardens Trust is devoted to the preservation and enhancement of gardens in the UK county of Devon

Marwood Hill

Opening Arrangements: 
See http://www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk.
North Devon
Grid ref: 
SS 546 375
Map no: 
Landranger 180
Type of site: 
Plantsman's garden - open to the public.

Plantsmans garden of great merit created by Dr. Smart since1949 on an unpropitious site steeply sloping and exposed to cold sea winds.  Dr Smart lived in Marwood Hill, a pretty late Georgian stuccoed house until he built a new house which he named Marwood Hill; the Georgian house was then renamed Marwood House.   Marwood contains a vast collection of plants from all over the world. The stream which flows through the large collection of fine trees and shrubs, all clearly labelled. The hillside quarry contains a rock garden. The garden is full of good specimens camellias which make a garden has been dammed to give three broad ponds and a stretch of bog with a wide range of water loving plants. There are generous plantings along the stream, and a splendid display in the spring together with drifts of bulbs, flowering trees and rhododendrons.

The Marwood Hill Garden website can be accessed here.

Marwood Hill.
Conservation Area: 
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Coastal Preservation Area: 
National Park: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 563 S Pugsley: Devon Gardens – An Historical Survey, 1994: 18, 179 Country Life v.169,1981, 448-50. A.Lees-Milne & R. Verey Englishman’s garden 1982, 128-31.
on Devon Gazetteer