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Address: Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
Phone Number: 01326 252020
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Description: 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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Beautiful gardens

Visited the gardens with my husband and 4 children whilst on weekend break in Cornwall. Beautiful gardens to walk round. The children enjoyed the beach at the bottom of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Visited the gardens with my husband and 4 children whilst on weekend break in Cornwall. Beautiful gardens to walk round. The children enjoyed the beach at the bottom of the garden.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Sub tropical garden with many attractions, including a natural maze. And at the bottom a tiny village and beautiful beach.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Visited with the family for a day out. The gardens are beautiful and the hedge maze is great fun for everyone. There are guides about the areas you are in cleverly placed under the benches which give you information on the plants and wildlife. The school house also has some activities and a book to write in. The swing was... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

It is easy to find: head towards Falmouth and then follow the road signs. There is plenty of parking and the staff do good job of welcoming you. The entrance area includes separate buildings for the ticket office, toilets, and café. I would highly recommend forcing any children (and others in your group) to use the toilet before entering the... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

(1stly if you're going to this area it is worth joining national trust - in a week, through parking & entrance fees, the membership has already 50% paid for itself) We visited near the end of the day as in the area - staff were very relaxed & friendly. We walked the garden in approx 1hr but you could easily... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been to Trebah and now we have also visited Glengurgan. I preferred Trebah but as members of National Trust this was just as good as a second option. If paying I think I would go to Trebah. That said we had a pleasant day out the person looking after the parking could not have been more friendly and... More 

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Clanfield, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Have been going here for the last 25 plus years and its still a favourite. Spring is definitely the best time to visit with the impressive range of camellias and rhododendrons. As the garden is set in a steep little valley its quite a trek from top to bottom and not at all on level ground. The little village of... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Spent a very pleasurable few hours in the gardens on a soggy good Friday. All the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The gardens were well laid out and a small book and map provided to help find your way around. The beach was also very nice. On a cautionary note some of the steps can be quite steep and... More 

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Mark S, I'm thrilled to read that not only have you enjoyed coming to see us at Glendurgan but also you're planning to come back again. Great stuff. I'll make sure that all my colleagues see your kind words about their friendly welcome. As you say, our paths are steep in places. I hope that the natural beauty and... More 

Rimini, Italy
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130 reviews 130 reviews
48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We enjoyed passing 2 hours in Glendurgan gardens, a very professional and careful staff, they give you so much information and so helpful. The gardens are really beautiful and fullo of flowers, many places to sit on the bench for reading or reflexing, we loved a boat bench, made in a form of a boat. The children will definitely love... More 

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear travelwithkids2015, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review - thank you for coming to see us and for posting such kind words. I'm sure future visitors will find it helpful as you've described a perfect day at Glendurgan very well! I'll make sure that my colleagues see your kind words. Thank you again. Jon O'Donoghue Manager. More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

DoLn't miss visiting the small beach towards the bottom of the gardens - and do read its' history when you are there. Many men left this beach for the D-Day landings. We walked through the woods here and had some fantastic views over the river. Fabulous!

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear UkYoungretired, Thank-you for taking the time to post a review here. It sounds like you've had a great visit - however I'm wondering if you're mistaking us with Trebah Garden which is just next-door. Both Glendurgan and Trebah are similar being valley gardens planted up with spring flowers and exotic plants and with beaches at the bottom. Glendurgan has... More 

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