Garden conservation

Glendurgan is a distinguished garden with an amazing collection of trees and plants, some of which are extremely old and fragile. With its banks of wildflowers, a variety of insects have chosen to make Glendurgan their home.

When the Fox family established Glendurgan in the 1820s, they were a family of 12; now we have over 80,000 visitors per year. This means that the garden team have had to put a number of conservation measures in place to help protect the more fragile areas of the garden.

One of these measures is installing metal hoops on the grass verges in the garden to help conserve the flora. By keeping to the paths as you explore the garden, this will also help to reduce the risk of plant disease spreading and help us protect the plants, trees and wildflower banks. 

By visiting Glendurgan you are helping us to look after this special place so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.