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“Bit disappointed”
Review of Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden
Ranked #3 of 60 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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.'
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Bit disappointed”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

National Trust property so if you're a member it's free, as I'm not is was £6.90. Felt a bit pressured by the cashier as they asked if they could gift aid it and charge me £7.50. Didn't understand that as gift aid is usually taken off what you pay not added on, but chose to pay the regular entrance fee. The maze was a bit smaller than I expected but it was interesting. Some good parts of the garden but was a little disappointed. Maybe it's one of those places that are better in the summer months. Small cafe in there selling reasonable food and drink.

Visited February 2013
Thank UkFlossie
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St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good starting point for access to the Helford and the coast”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful variety of walks down through this National Trust garden to Durgan village and the Helford River giving you the choice of either walking upstream or venturing out towards the coast. The maze in the gardens is a must for the more adventurous kids!

Visited February 2013
1 Thank OldKernowLad
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“you will be aMAZED pun intended”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Wow what a magical place to visit makes you realise what a unique climate we have in Cornwall and how beautiful it is. Some parts are just like walking through a painting and the maze is fun, tricky and really beautiful to look at from a distance. Cafe is good and the shop is fun. We really cannot fault our visit there some of the walk is very steep tho if you have unsteady on foot people with you. A joy go you will not be disappointed

Visited January 2013
3 Thank Sarah F
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Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Brilliant day out”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

A great place to visit for people of all ages. Lots to amuse kids with the swing and the maze and also the beach. Nice cafe and beautiful gardens. Make sure you make it down to the village of Durgan at the bottom of the garden which is very pretty and sits right on the Helford river. Beautiful views and a great place for a picnic.

Visited June 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Rhododendrons and bluebells galore”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

April and May are my favourite times for this large, sheltered garden. The shrubs range in colour from delicate lemon yellow to vivid magenta, and the valley setting shows them off to best advantage. The gardens are mostly informal and very relaxing to walk about, and the paths are well maintained, though there are some hills!

Visited May 2012
Thank Kate B
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