Marwood Hill Gardens

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Address and contact details
Marwood, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4EB
Tel: 01271 342528
Web site:
Latitude: 51° 07' 04" N
Longitude: 4° 04' 45" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1950
Ownership:Private, Dr. J. Snowdon
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Manager: Malcom Pharoah
Contact person: Malcom Pharoah
Total Staff:4
Total Horticultural Staff:4
Physical environment
Altitude:150 m
Soil type:Clay, acid
Total area:8 ha
Weather recordsSome records kept
Direction:South and west
Average annual:1219 mm
Month of maximum:December
Month of minimum:May
Plant collection
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Australia, New Zealand
Special genera within the collections:
Astilbe, Tulbaghia, Camellia, Magnolia, Eucryphia, Eucalyptus, Nothofagus, Callistemon, Clethra
Special collections:
Astilbe, NCCPG – 10 Species, 130 Accessions.
Tulbaghia, NCCPG – 12 Taxa.
Iris ensata, NCCPG – 200 Taxa.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1989
Record System:unknown
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden catalogue (1998), garden guide
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public
Teaching and Education:No
Interpretation:Signs, brochures
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:20,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm
Location map

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