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16th Feb - 3rd Nov: Tues – Sun: 10:30am - 5:30pm; 1st Aug - 31st Aug: Mon - Sun 10:30am - 5:30pm Open BH Mons. Last admission 1 hour before closing.
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for groups and parties.
Spring and Autumn
Spring - Camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias, bluebells
Autumn - Autumn colour, particularly the Tulip tree, the Weeping Swamp Cypress and Dawn Redwood
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) Adult £11.20 (£10.00) child £5.60 (£5.00) family £28.00 (£25.00) family (1 adult) £16.80 (£15.00). All-day parking charge is £3 per vehicle and free to National Trust members.
Limited Disabled Access. Garden very steep, so difficult for disabled. Tramper mobility scooter available for hire.
Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families; Valley garden with views over the Helford River and coastline; Warm and sheltered setting for exotic flowers, trees and shrubs; Fantastic laurel maze and 'Giant's Stride' maypole; Tranquil sandy beach and rock pools at Durgan
Meudon, Budock Vean
The Ferry Boat, Helford Passage; Red Lion, Mawnan Smith
Helford River, Falmouth, Mawnan Smith
This is a valley garden of great beauty, created in the 1820's and running down to the tiny village of Durgan and its beach. There are many fine trees and rare and exotic plants, with outstanding Spring displays of magnolias and camellias. Late in the season a glorious display of wild flowers carpets the valley slopes. The Laurel Maze, dating from 1833, puzzles young and old alike. The house is privately occupied but visitors and especially the young can explore the re-constructed original school room in cob and thatch, the Giant's Stride, and the beach.
The garden was created in the 1820's by Alfred Fox, who was a prosperous Falmouth shipping agent. His contacts from this business brought plants from all around the world, which flourished in Glendurgan's mild climate. He was a devout Quaker and his religious beliefs are reflected in some of the trees planted in the Holy Bank. He meant Glendurgan to be a 'small piece of heaven on earth', and so it remains.