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Marwood Hill

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

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: 
Yes
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
No
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
Evidence: 
MapView plan, scale 1:2500 Getmapping aerial photograph 1:2500
References: 
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.
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer