Family fun at Glendurgan

Camellias at the entrance to Glendurgan

Celebrate the start of spring and new beginnings as Glendurgan slowly emerges from its winter sleep.

The gardeners have been hard at work caring for Glendurgan over winter and more recently preparing the garden for opening. Visitors can look forward to a wealth of Camellias out in full bloom along the entrance route, with primroses and daffodils appearing along the banks and in the borders lining the paths.

Pink camellias at Glendurgan
Pink camellias at Glendurgan
Pink camellias at Glendurgan

On a gentle wander around the valley garden there are signs of spring everywhere, with clusters of snowdrops and cyclamen gently bobbing in the breeze and even the first irises making an appearance near the olive grove.

Snowdrops emerging at Glendurgan
Snowdrops emerging at Glendurgan
Snowdrops emerging at Glendurgan

There’s plenty of wildlife to be spotted and beady eyed visitors can keep a keen eye out for friendly robins and even something at home in the pond.

While the fish cellar remains closed to keep staff, volunteers and visitors safe for the time being, the beach at Durgan is still accessible and is an ideal place for taking in views across the Helford and skimming stones.

Please be aware that Glendurgan no longer operates a one-way system so we ask all visitors to be mindful on narrow pathways and to please respect social distancing guidance.

Durgan beach
Volunteers take a break on Durgan beach
Durgan beach