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Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families

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.'

For garden lovers

We counted 73 different plants flowering in a recent survey. Watch spring burst into bloom on a walk through the valley here at Glendurgan.

For families

When Alfred and Sarah Fox began Glendurgan over 150 years ago they had the entertainment of their 12 children in mind. The maze, giant's stride swing and beach are waiting to be explored.

For walkers

Download one of our walks for the North Helford countryside around Glendurgan and explore the area taking in coastal views and historic features.

Stay with us

Choose from riverside cottages in Durgan village, romantic retreats in sheltered woodland or grand manor house apartments with views to remember.

Our maze project

It's been puzzling people for over 180 years but now our much-loved maze needs more than just routine care. In 2015 we're beginning a restoration project - hopefully with the help of a 'hedge fund'.

Quality assured

Along with 37 other Cornish places we're proud to be a member of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions (CATA). We've passed rigorous and ongoing inspections to join the association.

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