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Glendurgan Garden

Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
+44 1326 252020
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Lovely gardens with surprise view of the beach

We enjoyed our time at Glendurgan Gardens, as it was nice to be able to take a relaxing walk down... read more

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Rotherham, United Kingdom

Spend a couple of hours walking the grounds an have a coffee or tea. The walk through the gardens... read more

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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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“helford river” (63 reviews)
Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ, England
+44 1326 252020
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our time at Glendurgan Gardens, as it was nice to be able to take a relaxing walk down to the beach, where you are blessed by some really stunning views. It also a great place to either allow the kids to play on...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Spend a couple of hours walking the grounds an have a coffee or tea. The walk through the gardens leads to the smallest beach in Cornwall, don't miss it.

Thank b0b202
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very enjoyable day here. The gardens are interesting for young and old people. There is a lot of walking but so very interesting that you don't notice. There are lots of steps to climb so not very wheelchair and bungee friendly. The...More

Thank Ishiarusha
Reviewed 3 days ago

These National Trust gardens are beautifully landscaped and presented. There's plenty of parking, and a very nice café for lunch or afternoon tea. The traditional Cornish Cream tea is very nice. Parking, and entry to the gardens, is free for national Trust members. There are...More

Thank JimnHilary
Reviewed 4 days ago

these gardens are a credit to the national trust who maintain them, well manicured gardens that can also be fun for children with great amenities on site

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of car parking, good food with gluten free options and various walks down to the beach with seating along the way where you can stop for a rest or just to enjoy the view. Arrive early and spend the whole day.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely to walk through the garden, but entrance fee much too high fora family. We have been to beautiful gardens all over the world, where the entrance fee is not half as expensive as this one.

1  Thank Annali-Floris
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out, gardens in immaculate condition. The circular walk with the village of Durgan half way is very rewarding. The maze is a joy to behold.

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this NT site various times when visiting the area and always find it nice to visit nice walk and food ok. Today's visit was spoiled by the very expensive food which I think is poor value for money £5:25 for a grilled cheese sandwich...More

Thank ian j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens visited on national Trust card so can't comment on price. But has bits for the kids to do and if the sun's out you can lay on the pebble beach

Thank Lucy I
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16 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
25 May 2017|
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.