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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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Spent a lovely morning at Glendurgan with our 12 and 10 year old children. Only had a coffee at the tea room. It was rather expensive. Very plain looking sandwiches for £3.95. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Spent a lovely morning at Glendurgan with our 12 and 10 year old children. Only had a coffee at the tea room. It was rather expensive. Very plain looking sandwiches for £3.95. The kids loved the maze. We walked to the Ferryboat Inn from the bottom of the gardens near the beach to have a lovely lunch. About a 25... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Grear family day out, with lots to enjoy to suit all ages. the gardens were beautiful and maintained well. me my husband and our 2 boys aged 11 and 13 really enjoyed doing the maze, be warned though its quite challenging. we will definetly visit again.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There's many attractions. To this national trust property. Apart from the house the gardens are wonderful. Meander your way down the gentle slopes to the small beach and village at the bottom called glendurgen. Take time to visit the maze and take in the odours of the wonderful flowers and bushes. Unfortunately the gardens are not fir everyone. Predominantly due... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our first trip to Glendurgan without the pushchair - and I ended up carrying our 4 year old back up from the beach! What a climb! This is another of our favourite haunts - dog-free, child friendly, beautiful. The staff are engaging and love to chat and the gardens really are stunning. We also visit Trelissick when we are here... More 

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Leeds UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This garden is full of interest as it gently slopes towards the water. Apart from the maze there is a way marked walk which guides you through interesting plants and terrain - and a café back at the start for a very welcome cup of coffee when the walking is finished. During an 8 day visit to Cornwall this is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great garden and staff. My 6 year old loved the maze. My only issue was the wasps inside and outside the cafe. I ordered a lovely cream tea but within seconds wasps were crawling on top of my portion of jam. We went inside but more wasps decided to descend on my jam. I lost my cool and stormed off... More 

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leicestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a national trust garden which is very steep and leads down to a small area of cottages and a very stoney beach with a pretty view. The gardens themselves are nice enough but you really need to know your plants to get the best from it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are a real plant enthusiast then I'm sure it's worth the entrance cost. Yes the maze was fun and it was beautiful but there is so much with the coastal path the explore which is really beautiful and free.. Had lunch at the cafe which striked me as pricey when I paid but when the food arrived it... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We enjoyed our time here from walking down the garden in the valley till we reached the village & beach of Durgan and then back up the other side of the valley and the viewing point of the maze.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Glendurgan is a large estate, situated in a sheltered valley, which runs down to the sea at Durgan. Because of it's warm climate it is home to many exotic plants and trees. Although not as colourful as some NT gardens it has plenty of items of interest to both adults and children. Durgan is a quaint little village and from... More 

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear 446MikeE446, Thanks for posting your review after coming to see us. I'm sure it'll be helpful for future visitors as you've described a visit admirably. You'll find the garden more colourful in the spring when there are flowering trees, shrubs and carpets of bulbs and also in the autumn when there are dramatic changes of colours in the trees.... More 

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Address: Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
Phone Number: 01326 252020
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Falmouth

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