Group visits to Glendurgan Garden
For groups with a range of interests, Glendurgan is the perfect place to take in a small piece of Cornwall's story and famous coastline.
Self-led educational visit
Glendurgan Garden is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Guided tours and introductory talks
Short introductory talks are offered on arrival free of charge.
How to book
We have limited coach parking spaces in the coach park, so it’s essential that all groups are booked in with us in advance of their visit.
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 an exotic 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
After exploring the garden, take a well-earned break at the Glendurgan Tea-House, tuck into an ice cream at the Durgan fish cellar, or find a good book at the second-hand bookshop.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.