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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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A Mazing place and swinging for the kids!

Great variety of things to do here. This was our second time and still not boring. Starting with the 'Giant Stride' which is good for the older kids and then a lwalk down to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
malcolmxedmonds
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Greater London, United Kingdom

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great variety of things to do here. This was our second time and still not boring. Starting with the 'Giant Stride' which is good for the older kids and then a lwalk down to the beach at Durgan overlooking the Helford River and then back up the path to the Maze in the middle. Great fun and don't forget the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit on a dry day. Always visit when we are staying nearby. Nice walk through the gardens and down to Durgen beach which is very pretty. The children love the maze and Giants stride and always look forward to visiting again.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our very favourite gardens a tranquil peaceful oasis walking down is easy take a rest on the beach then you are ready to walk back up its wonderfully different through the seasons too.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a larger garden compared to Trebah just next door. The maze is not to be missed. This is just the right outdoor activity on a clear summer's day.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

These gardens are exceptional but you have to be fit to see it all.The gardens have a wonderful maize and lead down to to the sea at Durgan on the Helford river where there are lovely views.Brilliant but difficult if not strong on your feet.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We have been visiting Glendurgan for many years, since the children were tiny. Every time we return we seem to get something new out of it. Our teen daughter could not remember the maze so had a great time finding her way in & out while we watched from the opposite hillside. Although it was late autumn, very few leaves... More 

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Thank Sarah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A real gem. The gardens and the maze are beautiful but the whole area around really worth a visit I definitely recommend to go!

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Gardens are a wonder of nature. Such a wonderful selection of magnificent trees and shrubs. A leisurely walk, taking in village and gardens, takes a couple of hours. Don't forget your camera. Maze looks interesting (didn't go in on this visit), I can imagine kids having lots of fun.

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

Dear Will B, Thank you for your review. It's lovely to read how much you enjoyed your visit to the garden and seeing the tree collection. The maze is very popular with visitors of all ages - I hope you will be able to make a repeat visit to take on the challenge of finding the middle in the future.... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A delightful tranquil gardens that lead you down to a tiny fishing village at the lower end. Maze is great fun and there are plenty of benches to pause and soak up the peace and quiet. Nice little tea shop at the top.

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

Dear Keith B, Thank you for your review. It's lovely to read how you enjoyed the peacefulness of the garden, the fun of the maze and Glendurgan Tea House. Tamsin Hennah Manager More 

Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for the maze, but captivated by the gardens. Glendurgan is a National Trust run Gardens. The house is private. The Gardens wind down to Durgan village on the Helford river, the maze being about half way. We came just before the season close, so most of the magnificent magnolias and camellias were long past flowering, but the autumn... More 

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

Dear SIXOCLOCKTICKET, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your autumn visit to the garden with the various sights and scents at this time of year and the fun of the maze. I would recommend visiting again next spring to enjoy seeing all the camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons in flower - a stunning sight. Tamsin Hennah... More 

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