Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth: Address, Phone Number, Glendurgan Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Glendurgan Garden
4.5
About
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.'
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jasmin S
44 contributions
Tranquil stroll
Jun 2021 • Family
What a lovely place! The valley is stunning, with what our family has been referring to as Jurassic plants. A lovely walk through the gardens down the the beach and back up. Great inspiration for what to do back home!
Written July 22, 2021
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max
Leicester, UK1 contribution
No dogs allowed
Jun 2021 • Couples
After an hour drive, not allowed in due to us having a small dog. Very disappointing. It would have been goos if this was noted more clearly before driving here.
Written July 14, 2021
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ABC
36 contributions
Magical
Jun 2021
We really love Glendurgan Garden. This is one of our favourite NT places. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and the gardens themselves are spectacular. The walk down through the gardens to the beautiful little cove at the bottom is quite magical.

We are in our seventies and not overly fit, but we managed the steep meander back up from the beach by sitting down every 100 yds or so to get our breath! There are lots of seats along the various paths.

We even had a Cornish cream tea, albeit in a paper bag because of Covid, but the scones were delicious.

Will definitely be back. We first visited Glendurgan in late summer/early autumn and it was lovely to visit in June when all the flowers were in full bloom. Next time we are in Cornwall, we intend visiting earlier in the year so that we can see all the beautiful spring bulbs and flowers.

Very well worth a visit.
Written July 6, 2021
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MagsY2014
Sheffield, UK79 contributions
Attractive but hard work in parts
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very steep would not be good in wet weather. Very pretty walk down to beach. Cool and calm in woodland glades. Food good. Ice creams enormous!
Written June 16, 2021
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jin6x
UK1,066 contributions
Beautiful Scenery
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had booked in advance but it seemed as if there was no need. The walk down to the sea is spectacular with some very unusual plants and trees that are not normally seen in the UK.
Written June 15, 2021
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Sheila C
5 contributions
Beautiful place
Jun 2021
We visited today and were extremely impressed. The gardens are beautiful and once we arrived at the beach the scenery was spectacular. Also they have a reasonably priced tea room with delicious food
Written June 6, 2021
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Wrinkly one
Torquay, UK395 contributions
A lovely, calming walk.
Jun 2021
Even on a dismal day the garden was stunning. It is vibrant with all the new growth and immaculate, thanks to the gardeners. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the walking was- I was expecting it to be steeper and there were fewer steps than I anticipated. We did the anti clockwise route and went down to the beach at Durban and completed the walk at a leisurely pace in about 1 1/2 hours. The maze is closed at the moment if you were planning on losing your children for a few hours!
Written June 5, 2021
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Travellingpaul1958
Chester, UK46 contributions
A little piece of heaven
Apr 2021
If you enjoy gardens you will love this place!
We are keen gardeners and found this little piece of heaven enchanting.
The weather was perfect...in April. The bluebells and rhododendron were in full bloom and the sun poured through the flowering camellia......It’s a sharp drop down to the small beach on the Halfords Estuary but worth the hike.
After lockdown it seemed like a place that time forgot....and lifted our spirits.
Thank you for the hard work of the gardening team, this place is immaculate .
Take a picnic and soak up the beauty.
Written April 23, 2021
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Greg B
Wellesbourne, UK26 contributions
Family visit
Apr 2021 • Family
The gardens are looking absolutely stunning with so much colour and the family trail is fun.

This is recommended for families.
Written April 18, 2021
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK1,275 contributions
Lovely gardens and walk to the village
Oct 2020 • Couples
We stopped in here and although we hadn't booked, the gardens were not too busy so we were allowed in. (We would recommend booking so as not to be disappointed)

The gardens are beautiful, its currently set out to walk one way round with access down to Glendurgan village which is worth the extra walk.

Unfortunately the maze wasn't open due to the current restrictions but that didn't stop us enjoying our time here.
Written November 8, 2020
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