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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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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 NT family day out!

Nice day out, lovely gardens, kids loved the maze and beach was a lovely place for a picnic. Kids can borrow buckets and spades which is a nice touch though some nets wouldn't go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice day out, lovely gardens, kids loved the maze and beach was a lovely place for a picnic. Kids can borrow buckets and spades which is a nice touch though some nets wouldn't go a miss! Rock pools on the beach perfect for kids to learn about water creatures. More could be done for kids in the garden, trails etc.... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good day roaming. Harder than it looks maze. Colours muted at this time of year. Good exercise and a well earned break on sea shore before heading back.

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Thank Colin H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No dogs, no dogs, service from a snotty serving bloke, looked like a wet weekend. Shame a long time national trust member.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This review must only be read by parents who are thinking of visiting Glendurgan with small to medium children in tow. Also, unless they are keen botanists in the making just forget this National Trust property because, apart from the Maze, there has been no attempt to whet the youngsters' appetites. A notice soon after gaining entrance advises 'no tree... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A National trust property, lovely walk through lovely gardens down to a small shingle beach. Be aware It's a steep walk back up from the beach. There is a small shop at the beach selling a few refreshments, and there are toilets there too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent a lovely few hrs here today. Friendly staff, lovely to sit on the beech and have an ice cream. Great fun getting through the maze too! Wonderful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place for all the family, lots to entertain the children like the Glendurgan Maze and giant stride. While the garden sweeps right down on to the Cornish coast where there is a little beach. Not too steep a climb either and the garden is well laid out with the trails signposted.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reviews for this garden, especially from the National Trust, led us to believe the gardens and the hamlet and beach at the end would be stunning, unfortunately it fell far short. The 'hamlet' was a beach hut and basic cafe, the beach was grubby and very small. The gardens were good, but Cornwall has so much more to offer.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are very nice and the little beach at the foot of the hill is quaint, but the most interesting thing here is the maze. Careful not to lose your family as it's quite difficult to find the centre but really is fun even for the adults.

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

Dear Alan H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The maze can be fun and entertaining for all ages and it's great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Tamsin Hennah Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glendurgan is a National Trust property with beautiful gardens leading down to the spectacular Helford river. With lovely walks, an amazing maze, a beach at the bottom and delicious cakes and tea in the tea rooms, Glendurgan makes a lovely day out in Cirnwall.

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

Dear juliantb, Thank you for your review. What a lovely description of Glendurgan. I hope you will be able to visit again in the future. Tamsin Hennah Manager More 

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