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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
+44 1326 252020
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will not be renewing our membership as so few places to take our little dog on lead we went found... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackie J
Beautifully exotic

This is such a gem of a place, even the drive there from Truro is fun, the location is superb, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
claudia g
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“helford river” (72 reviews)
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Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

will not be renewing our membership as so few places to take our little dog on lead we went found dog friendly places to spend our money & time

Thank Jackie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a gem of a place, even the drive there from Truro is fun, the location is superb, and we also like the little well sorted shop and plants sale. Some of the staff can be a bit on the grumpy side but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Glendurgan Garden last week a few time to use the beach because weather was idyllic and it was a short distance from Falmouth where we were staying!! The garden it self is a treasure to behold and an amazing maze ! But...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll be bowled over by the range of plants, esepcially the exotics from the far side of the world. But in truth, any garden needs a copious amount of care and attention, and this jewel certainly needs some polishing.The beds, the trees, the grasses, the...More

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great National Trust garden in the valley with access to a small beach on the Helford River. We particularly enjoyed listening to a lady in the School Room who shared about the life and experience of Anna Maria Fox, the niece of Alfred and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully laid out garden with numerous paths leading down to the sea and a fascinating maze. I have never seen a Tulip tree before and I had to laugh when I saw a Yucca plant. We live in Colorado and they are,...More

1  Thank gwfrydg48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely National Trust spot, with the ability to walk down to the Helford River and with the added fun of a maze. The lunchtime soup was good too!

1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a very hot day and was not quite sure what to expect. Followed the map provided through some very mundane woodland gardens and was about to turn back when we came upon a beautiful cove in the village of Durgan. It was lovely...More

1  Thank davecarter473
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 magical hours here. This is a National Trust site. Buy the pass and enjoy a year of adventure. This garden has a maze in the middle that is fun for all ages. The plants and flowers are stunning. The end of one...More

1  Thank Leah W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met up with our daughter here on a lovely sunny day and it wasn't very busy. Easy parking and a very short walk to the cafe and toilets. There was a little shortage of umbrellas for the tables, but as soon as people vacated...More

1  Thank Lindylou146
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Response from chrismCambridgeshire | Reviewed this property |
There is a designated route for wheelchairs which would be as suitable for prams. However parts of the paths are cobbled so might be a slightly bumpy ride! The gardens are quite shady and there is an old schoolhouse with... More
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