Eating and shopping at Glendurgan Garden
Whether you’ve strolled through the garden, got lost in the maze or trekked through the North Helford countryside, Glendurgan Tea-House is the ideal place to take a break, offering light lunch and other treats. Afterwards, browse the second-hand bookshop or head to Durgan Beach for an ice cream.
Eating at Glendurgan
Glendurgan Tea-House is a cosy venue offering hot and cold drinks, light savoury snacks, range of cakes and Callestick ice creams. Enjoy a cream tea with proper Cornish clotted cream and a dollop of jam.
We cater for different dietary needs, offering gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Have a chat with the helpful staff about any dietary requirements you have and they’ll make sure you're catered for.
Durgan Fish Cellar
In Durgan, enthusiastic volunteers sell tubs of delicious Cornish Callestick Farm ice cream for visitors to tuck into while enjoying views across the Helford River.
Check opening times
The Fish Cellar is open most days from 11am–4pm depending on volunteer availability. Please contact to check.
Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.
If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.
Always check when you visit
Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
Glendurgan’s bookshop is stocked with a variety of pre-loved fiction and non-fiction books, including rare, collectable and vintage books. Please feel free to come and browse for a treasure.
How to donate books
We’re grateful to accept donations of quality books. By donating, you will help to raise vital funds to care for this special place.
Limited storage space means that we can only accept small quantities of books during opening hours. Please drop your donations at the main entrance. For large donations, please phone 01326 252020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
We’re unable to accept encyclopaedias, magazines, abridged Reader’s Digest novels, DVDs or CDs.
It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.
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Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.
Discover what family-friendly activities are on offer at Glendurgan Garden, from getting lost in the maze to sketching in the orchard.
Glendurgan is home to a beautiful mix of exotic and native plants, as well as peaceful orchards and a 19th-century maze that has puzzled visitors for decades.
Family fun has been at centre of Glendurgan since the 1820s when it was created by the Fox family, who developed a lavish garden and a mighty hedge maze for their 12 children to explore.
'Autumn is a time at Glendurgan that I feel is really beginning to improve – either that or I am noticing it more as time goes on… It has not historically been our most extravagant of seasons but we do display a great range of autumn colour around the garden' - Assistant Head Gardener, Tom Cutter
We've picked a few favourite cafés and food outlets for you to visit and refuel after your adventures. Tuck into delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using seasonal ingredients. There's plenty of choice for the whole family to enjoy.