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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
01326 252020
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Ranked #8 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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Lincoln, Uk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

These gardens are only a few miles from us and we regularly visit as there is always something different to see. As the season goes on the plants and flowers don't disappoint. For children the maze is a must. There are steps up and down but also a pathway for disabled so good for pushchairs too. Of course, the cafe... More

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W Sussex
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This National Trust garden is tucked into a hill. The wooded paths lead down to a beach (not part of the attraction). On the side of the hill is a maze. Fun for the family, especially the children to find their way around. The paths are fairly steep and probably not really suitable for people with walking or health problems.... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Glendurgan provided a lovely walk through peaceful and beautiful gardens, down to a lovely spot on an estuary that is picture perfect. The plants are unusual in that they are specific to that sort of micro climate. So you get huge leaved gunnera plants, amazing ferns and much more. It was a lovely few hours spent at peace with nature.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful sales well laid out. Little beach by the village is good. Entertain the children by sending them in the naze

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is where I joined the National Trust as a 'Young Person' in 2013. I returned there again on a recent trip to Cornwall. Although it was raining heavily, my family all managed to enjoy our visit. The maze is a lot of fun for younger people but I can't help but feel the uneven paths are not suitable for... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lovely walk, gardens are well kept and beautiful. Lovely range of exotic and local plants. The giants stride was great fun for adults and children alike. Staff were lovely and directed us on a lovely walk down to the beach. The maze is great fun and quite tricky to navigate. Unfortunatly it started to rain toward the end of our... More

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a little gem of a garden. We loved our time here, from the extremely friendly and helpful staff to the gorgeous array of trees and plants. We walked down the hill (via the brilliant maze) to the beach at the bottom, which was lovely. Then after quite a march back up the hill, were ready for refreshments from... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Nice little spot, this. There are all manner of exotic plants from across the world. The most impressive for me were the giant rhubarb - absolutely huge! There's a maze which is well worth doing, however young or old you are. It's surprisingly tricky! Down towards the bottom of the gardens is a small village and beach.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear JoshAFC, I was intrigued by the title of your review until I read about the giant rhubarb! Thank-you for coming to see us at Glendurgan and posting a review on TripAdvisor. At this time of year the exotic plants really come to the fore with their big, fresh, green leaves they've spent all summer producing - so I'm glad... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Really a great garden for kids but doesn't compare to Trebah next door so go there instead...can take the dog too

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear karen a, I was pleased to read your review title and that you found Glendurgan to be a great garden for kids. I am also a fan of Trebah garden (I'm lucky to live nearby so can visit regularly) and obviously also enjoy Glendurgan - and what we find here is that people often enjoy the combination of the... More

London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

No colour and yet Trelissick had colour the night before. We rate this third after Trelissick, and Trebah, Restaurant poor compared to Trebah and local pubs.

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JonODonoghue, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Christina075, I was sorry to read that you were disappointed with your visit to Glendurgan. Trelissick and Glendurgan are very different gardens (Trelissick is more formal - Glendurgan more natural) and so it is inevitable that they won't necessarily both appeal to the same person. I can recommend a visit to Glendurgan for colour in late April or early... More

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