Day trip by coach to Marwood Hill Garden and Upper Gorwell House, Barnstaple

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:01 AM

Located within a Devon valley, Marwood Hill Garden spans 20 acres with lakes, more than 20 champion trees, including Magnolia Marwood Spring and several eucalyptus, and National Collections® of astilbe, iris ensata and tulbaghia. Rich with year-round colour from plants, shrubs and trees, it is planted to encourage wildlife. Whilst exploring the bog garden and wandering round the lake, look out for kingfishers, butterflies and moths.

Upper Gorwell House is a four-acre garden that overlooks the Taw estuary. It enjoys a benign microclimate that allows rare and tender plants to flourish both in the open and in the Walled Garden. Its trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and alpines have been collected during expeditions to Chile and Sichuan, and from specialist nurseries. Please note that access to the level garden is via a steep slope.

The booking form will be available in March 2020.

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Upcoming Events

  • Lecture: Lady Skelmersdale – Where did your Garden Grow? Or Around the World in 80 Plants

    Christine, Lady Skelmersdale has been a passionate gardener since childhood. She has run bulb specialists, Broadleigh Gardens in Somerset for 45 years; holds the National Collection® of Alec Gray CVS daffodils and has exhibited extensively at RHS Chelsea.

    Christine has also been a member of the RHS Council for 12 years; President of the Friends of the Bristol Botanic Garden for seven years and Garden Advisor for RHS Garden, Rosemoor for 12 years.  She was also Chairman of the 2012-15 RHS trial of drumstick alliums.

    A regular contributor to RHS The Garden magazine, Christine is also the author of two books: Creative Gardening with Bulbs and A Gardener’s Guide to Bulbs.

    In 2009, Christine was presented with the Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) – the RHS’s highest award for services to horticulture.

    Join us on Tuesday 11th February at 7.30pm at The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro

  • Lecture: Lady Skelmersdale – Beat the Drum

    Lady Skelmersdale will join us on Wednesday 12th February at 2.30pm at St Mellion International Resort, Saltash where she shares her lecture ‘Beat the Drum’