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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
01326 252020
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Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in Falmouth
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover giant rhubarb plants in the... more » Owner description: 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.' « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The gardens at Glendurgan are lovely with a mainly shady walk down to the beach which is delightful. Although the property is run by the National Trust the café is a concession and the range of refreshments is not as great as at some others. We visited on a hot day and walked a little way up the road where... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

As members of the National Trust the lack of flowers was not a great deal as we can go back again but if I had paid £8 I would have been quite disappointed. It is of course advertised as a Spring garden but a little more colour would have been welcome. The walk down to the beach is well worth... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens, there is also a maze, the garden has a tropical feel to it and the paths twist and wind, you eventually come to a gate at the bottom of the gardens which leads to a beach. So after a stroll through the gardens you can chill on the beach.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been to Trebah Gardens many times but had never gone to Glendurgan Gardens before so decided to take my mother there for an afternoon out. We were welcomed by a very friendly member of staff in the car park, very cheerful, helpful and jolly man. This was continued in the ticket office as the young lady who greeted... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stopped by in the late afternoon on our way back from Lizard Point. We didn't have nearly enough time to fully enjoy the gardens but the little time we did have was lovely. Our girls loved the maze and the Giant Stride. The gardens were quite pleasant to walk through as well and I enjoyed the variety of plants... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear MAAM19, Thank-you for popping in to see us at Glendurgan and reviewing us too. I'm sorry you ran out of time to see everything here but hopefully we can tempt you back on future visits to this part of the world. Our garden team are always experimenting with new introductions to the garden so you'll often see unusual and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fabulous gardens made even better by perfect weather! My 5 year old grandson also enjoyed the visit and we look forward to returning in a different season!

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear alfiejo, Well done for bringing great weather to Glendurgan on your visit - and thank-you for posting your review. The garden and beach appeal to people of all ages for different reasons but it's a great place to spend time together as a family - hence the reason many generations of the Fox family enjoyed the garden and the... More

Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Just made a visit to Glendurgan Gardens and what a fabulous place. We had a glorious sunny day and strolled through the gardens at a leisurely pace. So much interest around and the maze was wonderfully kept and great fun to find your way around! Walk took us to the shores of the Helford River where we sat for an... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear AWarr, What a great title for a review! Thank-you very much firstly for coming to see us here at Glendurgan but also for posting your review too. It sounds like you've enjoyed and appreciated all the best parts of Glendurgan. Durgan is a great place to spend an hour or two just watching the water as you did. Our... More

Stockport
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is an unfair review because we were unable to get into these gardens because we had our dog with us. We had visited Trebah and thought it was stunning and so wanted to see Glendurgan as well. I just don't get The National Trust. Trebah was busy with people with and without dogs, there was absolutely no problem. Glendurgan,... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear justoneluke, I'm sorry that you were disappointed not to be able to visit Glendurgan with your dog. It's always worth checking the members' handbook before you set off just to be sure. The decision whether or not to admit dogs into gardens is a local decision rather than national so each National Trust place needs to make that decision... More

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited Glendurgan on a Sunday afternoon, the gardens are beautiful and the walk to Durgan beach is lovely. The maze is amazing I am sad to say I didn't complete the maze due to lack of time but it is great fun.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Mary P, Thank-you very much for coming to see us at Glendurgan and posting your review. We're very lucky to have such a delightful little village and sheltered beach at the bottom of the garden. I hope that you'll be able to come back to Glendurgan and celebrate completing the maze - I can particularly recommend the end of... More

Banstead
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Helford river valley forms the core of this enchanting National Trust garden. The slopes provide shelter from the wind and there is a charming easy walk to a small pebble beach and Durgan village, returning to the garden's entrance by a pathway on the opposite side to the one taken previously. This time there is a choice of either... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear hatmanBanstead, It's very kind of you to take the time to review Glendurgan after visiting us - thank-you very much. I'm sure your review will be useful to future visitors. I'm glad to read how you enjoyed the maze in its 181st year at Glendurgan - it has timeless appeal for visitors of all ages. Although given the steepness... More

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