Visited this garden at the beginning of June. As the garden is in a valley running down to the Helford River the paths are steep and as there had been heavy rain a few hours before they were a bit slippy in places however we made it down to the beach safely. There are a lot of exotic plants but not a lot in the way of colour - it is not that type of garden. The very old maze looks interesting and children were enjoying it. From the beach you could walk to Helford Passage along the coast path.
The small cafe is not National Trust and is at the entrance at top of the hill. When we went a lot of people (including a Dutch coach party) seemed to have walked round the garden and all ended up in the cafe at the same time, resulting in a long wait to even pay for a cold drink . (Take drinks with you as did not see anything down at the beach). Sandwich etc menu looked interesting but as we were 10 minutes too early to order we gave it a miss.
We travelled by local bus from Falmouth which was an adventure in itself!
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