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Glendurgan Garden

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Address: Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
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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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Very similar to Lost Gardens

Had a really enjoyable few hours here. If National Trust members then certainly recommend, it is similar but not as extravagant as the Lost Gardens of Heligan The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Richard P
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really enjoyable few hours here. If National Trust members then certainly recommend, it is similar but not as extravagant as the Lost Gardens of Heligan The staff / volunteers we met were very friendly and helpful. If approaching from the west e.g. He's Tom do not be tempted to use your Sat nav, go via the A roads,... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely walk down to Durgan beach, many very old trees of interest. Could be better managed with lovely tropical plants but left quite wild. Highlight is the maze which is fairly easy and takes about half an hour to complete. Great position overlooking the beautiful Helford river, challenging walks with some seating on route.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The main feature of this garden is the maze, which is set on a slope. It does not take long to go round the whole site, so if you're a National Trust member you could combine this (free visit) with Trebah

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. Wonderful landscapes, the maze is fabulous. Great variety of plants. A perfect photo opportunity everywhere you turn. Hike through the garden to the seaside village out the back gate. More photo ops! I was there in early May 2015. Drove down from Devon to find garden closed due to "violent weather!" Had... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another first time for us as the garden is closed in the winter. We wondered along the Holy Bank till we came to the “School Room”, which, no doubt, would be a useful shelter in the rain, pressing on past the “Giants Stride” (a kiddies’ swing) downhill to the village of Durgan and its Helford river beach where there are... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely few hours spent roaming round the gardens. A wonderful collection of plants and trees, look forward to seeing them next year when all the rhodedends and azaleas are in bloom.

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Tamsin H, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear 409sally, Thank you for your review and comments about the garden. We look forward to welcoming you back in spring next year. Tamsin Hennah Manager More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved everything about this wonderful garden. Exotic Palms, tree ferns, the maze, the beach on the river with the fishing shack. Enjoyed talking to the staff there. We ate in the cafe and enjoyed delicious fish soup and bacon and leek quiche. Better than usual NT food. A really stunning place for 3 hour visit.

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Thank Lesley H
Tamsin H, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Lesley H, What a lovely review, thank you. It's great to read how much you enjoyed the garden and meeting the team who work and volunteer here and how you enjoyed your lunch in the café. Tamsin Hennah Manager More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of Heritage Open Day to visit Glendurgan and wasn't disappointed. The beach is an easy walk through tropical gardens and the views across the garden while walking were amazing. Sat in the sun at a picnic table and read my book. Delightful.

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Tamsin H, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear cactus2016, Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your walk down the garden to Durgan beach, admiring the views and relaxing in the sun. Tamsin Hennah Manager More 

Sussex, England
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived the day after a huge downpour. Some of the paths were closed for remedial work. But the staff were very welcoming and didn't want it to spoil our visit. The cafe is welcoming with good cake and coffee, better than some NT venues. The gardens are lovely, but some of the walks are quite steep. But it is a... More 

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Tamsin H, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Sussexpete, Thank you for your lovely comments about the café, garden and maze. As you mention, the garden did suffer some damage after recent storms but the garden team have worked hard to repair all the paths and all areas of the garden are now accessible again. I hope you will be able to visit again to enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens set in a valley going down to beach at Durgan. We were staying in NT property at Durgan and so had the run of the gardens, the maze is really great and views of it from opposite walkway are worth the climb, we visited in April and the spring flowers were in full bloom, especially recommend for Bluebells.... More 

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Thank Caroline T
Tamsin H, Manager at Glendurgan Garden, responded to this review

Dear Caroline T, Thank you for your review. Durgan village is a lovely place for a holiday and I'm glad you enjoyed visiting Glendurgan as well. April and May are a great time to see the spring colour at its best in the garden and I hope you'll be able to visit again to experience Glendurgan at different times of... More 

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