Family fun at Glendurgan

a young visitor wearing a willow woodland crown decorated with fallen leaves from the garden

Golden hues and colourful fruits mark the changing season at Glendurgan.

The end of summer is still lingering but the colours are already changing with the prospect of autumn throughout Glendurgan. There are bright red seed pods to be spotted on the giant magnolias and the early fruit appearing on the Cornus kousa (aka dogwood tree) announce the shift from summer to autumn.

The Cornus kousa tree produces interesting red lychee-like fruits in autumn
a close up of the red autumn fruits of the Cornus kousa with a clear blue sky in the background
The Cornus kousa tree produces interesting red lychee-like fruits in autumn

What's on during October half term? 

Saturday 23 - Sunday 31 October (excluding Monday 25 October)

Let the changing season be your crowning glory during the October half term by decorating a willow crown with Glendurgan’s fallen autumnal leaves. Simply collect a willow crown at the entrance and let imaginations run wild to see who can assemble the most impressive creation. A popular activity with both adults and children!

We’ll also have an autumn themed flower frame set up near the entrance for a photo opportunity with your friends and family and all your crowns.

An up close glimpse of the autumnal photo frame at Glendurgan
The autumnal flower frame at Glendurgan with hues of red, gold, brown & dark greens
An up close glimpse of the autumnal photo frame at Glendurgan

During half term at Glendurgan’s orchard, near the School Room, visitors are welcome to collect any of the apples collected into baskets or already dropped on the floor. We ask that visitors please don’t pick apples directly as the trees are still young & we need to protect them from damage as much as possible.

Winter closure

Glendurgan closes for winter from Monday 1 November 2021 and reopens for half term on Saturday 19 February 2022. 

Apples growing at Glendurgan's apple orchard
Apples growing at Glendurgan's apple orchard
Apples growing at Glendurgan's apple orchard

Autumn activities for all

Autumn activities for all