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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
+44 1326 252020
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Top garden. Worth the arduous journey

Glendurgan is a lovely place to visit. It has an atmospheric feel to it and there is lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul L
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Beautiful gardens

Lovely visit here. Spent an afternoon here. Staff very nice. Easy to find and parking ok. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert L
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“helford river” (61 reviews)
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Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Glendurgan is a lovely place to visit. It has an atmospheric feel to it and there is lots of interest for all ages. The laurel maze is a must for kids as well as the beach and an ice cream. Tropical gardens at their best...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely visit here. Spent an afternoon here. Staff very nice. Easy to find and parking ok. Beautiful gardens.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Typical National Trust...... family holiday, NO DOGS, so yet again they miss a large percentage of holiday makers in Cornwall,

Thank crazynurse2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend a visit here. National Trust garden with fabulous walks and things for kids too. Beautiful countryside.

Thank BeethovenMozartBudgi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved this place! The gardens are lovely and the private beach is a lovely treat. The paths are easy to follow and my daughter loved the maze while I sat by the pond watching the world go by. I just wish I lived...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Friday 2nd June 2017....I live about 6/7 miles from Glendurgan and haven't visited the tearoom for a long time....I felt I just had to write this review after having sampled the fantastic cream cheese tea with cheese scones!! My friend and I...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was probably just passed its best in terms of flowers etc. But otherwise a nice half day out. Good cafe, the maze is deceptively tricky, and if you have a dog you can park round the corner and there is another path down to...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited these gardens at the beginning of June after doing the coastal walk from Maenporth where we were staying. On that day we were able to access the gardens via the gate at the bottom but the following day we went back to see...More

Thank jmc51England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully kept gardens and well worth a visit. Access from here down the coastal path is also really handy and worth adding to your visit. Short walk along the coastal path gets you to the Helford ferry and the Fishermans Inn. Both are worth a...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a quick visit in poor weather, the garden is rather steep and a bit overgrown looking. Although we did not spend a long time there our feeling was that we would not want to return anytime soon.

Thank rogerintegrated
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Philoo7
You say dogs not allowed in the garden, does this include walks to the river or just the formal garden?
15 June 2017|
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Response from Sandie A | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the village of Durgan is also National Trust owned but dogs are allowed all year round. Access is either along the SW coast path or you can park in the NT car park at the top of the valley and take the half mile walk... More
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137nigel1965
Hi, How far are the gardens from Falmouth? Is it walkable along the coast path from Falmouth & if so approximately how long would it take? Thank you.
24 May 2017|
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Response from glend638 | Property representative |
The garden is a 15 minute drive from Falmouth. You can reach the garden by walking the coast path, it will take 2-3 hours from Falmouth. When you reach Durgan village, you can then access Glendurgan Garden.
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