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Glendurgan Garden

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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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great maze

I loved this garden the last time I visited although haven't been for a while - the maze was fabulous and a great tea room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I loved this garden the last time I visited although haven't been for a while - the maze was fabulous and a great tea room.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Great garden and maze. Had a cup of tea in the cafe, all staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again when next in Cornwall.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear James W, Thank you so much for your kind words on Glendurgan. It's lovely to know that everything was enjoyed and helps us know what we need to make sure we keep on doing. I hope you'll be able to come back and explore Glendurgan again - maybe in a different season? Thanks again, Jon O'Donoghue Manager. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Had a great visit and we all had a great time .the small beach was fun to send some time on .the maze was great

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Nigel W, It's heartening to know that you all enjoyed Glendurgan - thank you for taking the time to pass on your views. I hope you'll all enjoy many more races to the middle of the maze and memorable days spent on the beach at Durgan. Thank you for supporting Glendurgan and the National Trust. Jon O'Donoghue Manager. More 

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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Love visiting the garden with my 2 young children aged 9 and 4. They like the giants stride i.e. rope swing and maze. They also enjoy the various trails and activities throughout the seasons and skimming stones in the estuary. Would definitely recommend it to families. I enjoy the beautiful surroundings, flowers and trees and in particular the coast path... More 

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Corinne's travels, Thank you for taking the time to post a review and sharing such a lovely sunny photo (it doesn't quite look the same today!). It's lovely to hear that you and the children had a great time. It's helpful for us to hear what you enjoyed specifically and I know future visitors will find it useful in... More 

Amesbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A stunning garden with lots to catch your eye, it's amazing what can grow on these shores. Worth visiting Durgan and enjoying the beach and view.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Chris C, What a lovely review - it was such a pleasure to read it. We do often take for granted how great our climate in Cornwall and specifically here in a valley on the Helford River is. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Glendurgan - thank you so much for supporting us and for taking the... More 

Solihull
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice sunny day when we went which made it all the more enjoyable Plenty to look at and walk round for a good few hours Plenty of places to sit and chill x beach was lovely. Not too much of an effort to walk around the whole place.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear jen37Solihull, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Glendurgan after your visit. It sounds like you had a very relaxing time. I'm glad you found accessing the garden relatively easy. It's very difficult to improve the accessibility given the layout and natural topography of the garden. I hope you'll come back again and explore more... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited today arriving at 1pm. Both my husband and I and our 3 children had an amazing time. The grounds are breathtaking and although the maze was not as big as expected it still allowed for great fun. The children kept wanting to go back in and see how quickly they could do it!!! The walk down to Durgan... More 

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear honeymanic, Reading your review was an absolute pleasure - thank you so much for your lovely words. I reckon others reading your review will find it invaluable in planning a day out and understanding what Glendurgan offers. I hope you have many more happy visits to Glendurgan and other special places that we care for. Jon O'Donoghue Manager. More 

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful gardens, lovely walks, quiet beach, yummy cafe, fantastic maze. Travelling with two teenagers you never know how it's going to go, but we all had fun. The maze in particular was terrific.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Mikiesoft, It's great to hear that the whole family had fun at Glendurgan - the maze is a good challenge for people of all ages. Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your visit and I hope you'll be able to come back again for more family fun. Jon O'Donoghue Manager. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited Glendurgan about 4 years ago, and had such a great time, we came back when in the area this summer. The maze is great - children can wander off together and race the adults to the middle - they won!!! The Giants Leap swing also a hit with our son. The walk down to the beach is lovely... More 

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear NicolaandAndrew, Thank you very much for coming back to see Glendurgan and also for your support as a National Trust member - it means a lot to us. It sounds like you've managed to get the most out of Glendurgan and enjoyed the simple pleasures the place offers. Thanks for the kind words regarding the café - my colleagues... More 

Constantine
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took the grandchildren there. Wonderful afternoon working out the Maze, Great way to keep them occupied!!

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear JamesAConstantine, I'm pleased that Glendurgan helped you fulfill your Grandparenting duty. It's always lovely to hear from people who have enjoyed the maze despite being puzzled by it. If you're interested, details of our maze restoration project are on our website. Thank you for coming along to Glendurgan and for posting a review. We'd love to welcome you back... More 

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