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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
01326 252020
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Ranked #5 of 21 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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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Spent a lovely day here with friends early this month. After an introductory talk we meandered lazily around the gardens. There were blooms everywhere, even in early April, some Rhododendrons, Camelias a'plenty, Primroses, Magnolia and trees starting to bud. We wandered down to the beach at the village of Durgan where a brave friend even was tempted to paddle in... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Mary B, It's always lovely for us to read about our visitors' time spent at Glendurgan so thank-you for reviewing your visit. As you noticed - the garden is full of flower buds and colour at this time of year from the humble primroses clothing the valley sides to the large blooms of magnolias trees. Well done to your... More

Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful time today at Glendurgan Garden, tropical paradise. Staff upon entering were incredibly warm and welcoming which made a cheery start to our walk around such beautiful scenery. Fun little maze and a fairytale trail to keep any children happy. There is a beach at the bottom of the gardens through a gate which makes for a lovely... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear escaperocketship, Thank-you for taking the time to review your visit after coming to see us here at Glendurgan. I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed good service as it does, as you say, make such a good start to a visit. Part of the beauty of Glendurgan is the natural landscape adorned with features like the maze and the... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

had a lovely visit here this weekend. It was raining everywhere but at Glendurgan where it was glorious sunshine. Our 18 month old had the best time running around the paths and was seriously excited when we got to the beach a the bottom of the valley. We had an amazing lunch at the restaurant. Really lovely few hours spent... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Mike B, Thank-you for taking the time to write a review after your recent visit to Glendurgan - and also well done for bringing us the sunshine! I was really pleased to read that your little one enjoyed exploring Glendurgan. It must seem like a huge place to a young person but full of surprises including as you say... More

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stunning garden. The trees, plants and flowers are lovely . I enjoyed the maze as well as the viewing deck opposite it is quite a climb but worth it.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Rosievil, I wasn't sure if your review title 'amazing garden' was a play on words or not given our 181-year old maze in the garden! Either way it's good to hear you enjoyed the garden so thank-you for taking the time to review. Up until last autumn there was a large cedar tree which obscured the view from the... More

South West
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145 reviews 145 reviews
87 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Set on a steep slope, so maybe not so good if you have difficulty walking. It has a laurel maze, which is good for all ages & keeps the children happy. There are lots of interesting plants & trees. A lovely peaceful place leading down to Durgan beach, on the Helford passage.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Flo413, Thank-you for your review - it's kind of you to take the time to give us and future visitors some feedback. It's true that being a steep valley garden leading down to the Helford river some of the walking routes are more challenging than others. However we've introduced clear map hand-outs and directional arrows to help visitors find... More

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Superb gardens all the way down to the sea. The cafe is OK too. Excellent place to take the kids to run off some energy in safe surroundings.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Farple, It's very kind of you to take the time to write a review for Glendurgan here - thank-you. I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day and especially the natural beauty of the garden leading down to the unspoilt village at Durgan on the Helford river. We aim to present Glendurgan as a place that is... More

Taunton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here. We are National Trust members and therefore did not have to pay to enter these gardens. As we were visiting in early March, I expected to see a normal winter garden. What a surprise! It was absolutely beautiful with Camellias and Magnolias in full bloom. I was surprised to see their tree ferns unwrapped... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear EJD732, It's very kind of you to take the time to post a review after your family visit to Glendurgan. It sounds like you had a day of summer-time activities on a lovely spring day. I enjoyed reading your comment 'almost like winter had never happened' and am sure our gardeners will appreciate that as they've had a tough... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This garden never ceases to inspire. The walk through the garden to the beach is a dream and in the spring time I think it is at its best. In Cornwall Spring always seems to be earlier than in the rest of the UK so there were plenty of wildflowers along with the camelias and magnolia trees. Children love the... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear 746joy, Thank-you for coming to see us at Glendurgan and following up your visit with a review. I'm really pleased that you've enjoyed Glendurgan. I think we probably say this every year - but it seems like a bumper spring so far for flowering - especially the magnolias. As you say, Durgan village and beach on a lovely spring... More

Newquay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Always worth a visit at any time of year. Great walks, the maze is always a hit even more so now it has started to mature.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Lynn L, It's very kind of you to take the time to review Glendurgan - and always good to be reminded of how popular our maze is - in its 181st year! I hope we'll be able to welcome you back to Glendurgan again this year. Jon O'Donoghue Manager More

Tintagel, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited this garden today and felt it worthy of a comment. Firstly on arrival you are met by the most friendly staff who explained the garden and it's history before giving us a map and setting us on our way. The garden is suitable for wheelchairs in parts. We had a leisurely stroll round the very good walking paths... More

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Outofmyattic, Thank-you for visiting Glendurgan and taking the time to comment on your visit. My colleagues and I are always pleased to read visitors' reviews of the garden - to know where we're doing well and also to help us identify where we can improve. It's good to hear you had a good introduction to Glendurgan. Both our 10... More

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