Glendurgan Gardens, owned by the National Trust, is set in a wooded valley sweeping steeply down to the Helford River estuary, culminating at the tiny village of Durgan, and is famous for its Victorian maze and subtropical plants. It is close to the village of Mawnan Smith.
Glendurgan is stunning anytime of the year, but in spring and summer the azaleas and rhododendrons are at their most spectacular along with swathes of bluebells and primroses.
There are two main paths running down through the garden, and a map is provided showing paths best for pushchairs, or where there are steps etc. The laurel maze designed in 1833 and Giant’s Stride are two features of the garden that are particularly popular with children.
The dream like vista awaiting you as you reach the village of Durgan on the Helford River is unforgettable, the perfect place to relax before the walk back up the garden, have a picnic and paddle your toes.
The village is also owned by the National Trust, and is therefore is totally unspoiled by tourism or development.
After a sojourn in Durgan, you can then complete your walk back up through the garden, enjoying views of the ‘cattle rush’ and maze.
After you’ve enjoyed exploring the garden relax in the tea room for light snacks, cakes and drinks. The shop has some lovely gifts and plants for sale too. We can guarantee you’ll love Glendurgan Gardens!
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