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Glendurgan Garden

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Address: Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
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+44 1326 252020

Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun,...

Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover giant rhubarb plants in the jungle-like lower valley and spiky arid plants basking in the sunny upper slopes. Wander through the garden down to the beautiful hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.Find a boat-seat, gigantic tulip-trees and ponds teeming with wildlife. Learn about the Fox family who created this 'small peace [sic] of heaven on earth.'

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Spring visit

Well worth the effort. We visited in early spring and the gardens were comming into bloom, some were already there. Helpful staff and a nice tea room.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the effort. We visited in early spring and the gardens were comming into bloom, some were already there. Helpful staff and a nice tea room.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It probably helped that the weather was good for our visit! We walked down through the gardens to the beach. The gardens are quite informal but most of the variety of trees and shrubs were well labelled. Spring is a good time to visit - the camellias were quite splendid. A great little beach with several holiday cottages. At the... More 

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wanted to visit some NT Gardens whilst in Cornwall, decided on these Gardens as they had access to the Helston River and the village of Durgan. The gardens are quite steep but all the grassy banks were covered in primroses. There is a maze for kiddies to play in, the camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias were excellent as were the tree... More 

Thank Bob H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I Visited Glendurgan On 9th March It Was A Wonder 2 Explore I Enjoyed Trying The Maze The Views Ae Something Else As Well I Was Lucky With The Weather & Saw Quite A Few Blooms Etc

Thank MikeBakes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful garden with a circular walk through the gardens on solid paths. Take the left hand path if like me you have dodgy knees gentle decline to the river, quite steeply uphill on the return leg. The maze is a must (don't cheat) great fun for all the family. A wonderful way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a walk down to Durgan on one path and came back up on the other main path on the other side of the garden. Apart from enjoying the garden, the new coffee shop down in Durgan was perfect for having a halfway refreshment. Added to this, Tim & Chrissy were wonderful with their local knowledge. The staff at the... More 

Thank ChrisGandTheBean
Redruth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time ever to this garden, went mid February 2017 not a lot in bloom, but the walks are a good test of fitness, not good for wheelchairs as several steps and uneven paths, will certainly go again latter in year to get full benifit of herbaceous boarders.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for a cream tea whilst out walking. Very nice cream tea with homemade scones and service with a smile from the excellent National Trust staff.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely garden. Well laid out and easy to navigate. It was early March so not necessarily the best time to visit although the Camelias were stunning

Thank Patriciaw226
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to see spring flowers. Lovely camellias and magnolias as well as daffodils and other flowers.

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