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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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Coventry UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The staff were very welcoming and the gardens themselves really fun for adults and children alike to explore. The maze is a good challenge and the walk down to the beach is lovely.A great place to visit if you're in the area.

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Hampshire Uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I didn't expect to find much in the way of colour in what is termed a spring garden but enjoyed an hours quiet interlude walking down through the gardens to a pretty beach area. There is a useful toilet for visitors near the beach. There was a lovely helpful man on the main entrance gate who welcomed every one coming... More

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Brill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

These gardens are so lovely. There are many shaded paths down to Durgan village on the banks of the Helston river. We were there on a sweltering hot day and there were plenty of well positioned benches to take a breather. The gardens are on either side of a valley and, be warned, can be quite steep. However there is... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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

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