Visiting Glendurgan in 2021

Fox at the entrance to Glendurgan

In this article you'll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect during your visit.

Glendurgan is open from Tuesday to Sunday, also open on bank holidays and Mondays in August. Last entry is 4pm. Car park closes at 5pm.

The booking system is no longer in place at Glendurgan and you are welcome to visit the garden from 10.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm). Mornings are very popular so we encourage visitors to arrive in the afternoon if possible.

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Arrival and parking
What's open?
What's closed?
Accessibility
Access for everyone
Bringing a dog

The bridge in Glendurgan's lower valley
Glendurgan's bridge surrounded by tree ferns in the jungle
The bridge in Glendurgan's lower valley

Arrival and parking

If following sat nav directions please use the National Trust main entrance, not the entrance to the private house. If you're a member, please have your membership card ready to scan by the entrance team. If you're not a member then the team will chat to you about admission fees or whether you would like to become a National Trust member.

We ask non-members to pay for parking. All-day parking is £4 per vehicle or £2 for two hours. Free parking for National Trust members.

Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. At this time we’re unable to welcome caravans. Coach parties are welcome but must book well in advance by emailing glendurgan@nationaltrust.org.uk 

Durgan gates are locked at 4.30pm, the garden closes at 5pm and the car park is also locked at 5pm so please leave the property by then. Until this time you are free to enjoy Glendurgan for as long as you like. 

What's open?

  • The garden is open.
  • The maze is open.
  • The tea-house (not NT) is open for take away plus indoor & outdoor seating. Serving light lunches 1-3pm, soups, scones and homemade cakes.
  • The second-hand bookshop is open. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. Face coverings are recommend in enclosed, crowded areas during your visit. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.
  • The toilets in the main visitor car park are open as normal and are sanitised regularly through the day. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. Face coverings are recommend in enclosed, crowded areas during your visit. We'll continue to provide hand sanitiser and stick to our high standards of cleanliness.
  • The gates to Durgan village and beach at the foot of the garden are open.
  • Durgan Fish Cellar is open in the afternoons depending on volunteer availability. Please call ahead to check.
  • Durgan toilet is now open but as it is the only facility in the village please use the main facilities at Glendurgan's entrance where possible.

What's closed?

  • Glendurgan shop has permanently closed.
  • The plant centre remains closed.
  • The Giant’s Stride rope swing remains closed for now.

 

Accessibility

The paths in the garden are gravel and includes some cobbled sections. There are also some steps and steep slopes.

There is an alternative wheelchair accessible route which is also marked on the map. Please check with staff on arrival if you have any concerns or call 01326 252020 to speak to a member of the team before your visit.

The Tramper is available for hire 2.30 - 4.30pm from but please book in advance to guarantee its availability. You can read more about Tramper hire here nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden/features/all-terrain-tramper-at-glendurgan

Please see our updated Access Statement in the Facilities and Access section of our website for more details.

Access for everyone

If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can now book a carers ticket at the time of booking, free of charge.

Bringing a dog

Assistance dogs only in the garden.

Dogs are welcome in the surrounding North Helford coast and countryside and you can access lots of dog friendly walks from our countryside car park at Bosveal just round the corner. Glendurgan's reception team will be happy to provide you with a map of local dog walks.

There's an article on our website about dog walks in the area which you can read about here http://nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden/features/walking-the-dog-along-the-north-helford

Walking information board at NT Bosveal car park
A man examines the walking information board at NT Bosveal car park
Walking information board at NT Bosveal car park

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.