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Glendurgan Garden

Glendurgan Garden is now closed for the winter. Keep checking back for news of their seasonal reopening dates.
Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ
01326 252020
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Pushchair friendly route available without steps - however, it does include steep slopes due to geography of the site. Assistance dogs only in the garden, but they are welcome across the surrounding countryside. Grounds are uneven and loose gravel paths, cobbled in sections, some steep slopes and steps. Mobility parking in main car park. An electric all-terrain Tramper is available to hire.

About Glendurgan Garden

Stroll down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom. There are three valleys of Glendurgan to lose yourself in – full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants.

Wandering through the garden leads down to the unspoilt hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.

Walking back up from Durgan you can find a boat-seat, a gigantic tulip-tree and ponds teeming with wildlife. You can also learn about the Fox family who created this ‘small peace of heaven on earth.’

The maze  has been foxing people for over 180 years. Who will be first to reach the middle of this living puzzle?

Eating and drinking at Glendurgan Garden

A new National Trust Teahouse is coming soon to Glendurgan. There is also the renowned Ferry Boat Inn a short walk away.

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Opening Dates and Times

Glendurgan closes throughout the winter months. Check their website for reopening dates. During the main season, Glendurgan is open from Tuesday to Sunday (last entry 4pm), and there is no longer a booking system in place. Open on Mondays throughout August and Bank Holidays.

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What Visitors Say

"Lovely gardens. Very natural looking, amazing plants that can grow in this climate. Moderate walk from car park through the gardens following red route down and purple back up. Worth going right down to beach then going back up the other side. Cafe and toilets at top next to car park. Maze worth an explore. About a 45 minutes circular walk."
"Wow, wow and wow. Perfectly kept gardens, a maze that I just couldn't find my way, and a beautiful private beach. I could spend my whole holiday here. The staff keep it perfect. Value for money and beautiful photos."
"Had a fantastic day...when we arrived the car park was busy, but still managed to get a space. The cafe and facilities on site are good. The garden is spectacular and has several routes to chose from, with different vantage points along the routes. The paths wind there way down to a small bay, which although busy, had a wonderful view. The whole family really enjoyed the time spent here, and I could not recommended it highly enough."

Glendurgan Garden News & Events

01 Jan

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the National Trust

More than 2000 metres of bunting will adorn National Trust places across the South West during the Jubilee weekend Knitted crowns, tea parties and picnics are some of the things to see and do. Trees […]

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May Half Term Trail at Glendurgan Garden

Come and celebrate Spring shifting to Summer with some nature activities at Glendurgan this May half term.

05 May
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Spring Garden Tours of Glendurgan Garden

Meet one of the Glendurgan garden team who will share their knowledge and expertise with you on this tour of the valley garden. Learn about the history of the garden, the variety of exotic plants, and what it takes to keep this garden looking its best.

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