I hadn’t been to Glendurgan before and it had been on the list to visit so I was excited when Nathan said that’s where we were heading to. Glendurgan Garden is owned by the National Trust and is located in Mawnan Smith, Falmouth. There’s a really big car park when you arrive which is free for National Trust members or £2 for non-members.
Glendurgan is home to acres of lush gardens and there’s a lot to explore. There are valleys, ponds, sloped gardens and even a maze for young and old to explore. We gave it ago and it was much trickier than we first thought! Twisting and turning and having to keep going back on ourselves was tiring and sweaty work but we finally made it to the centre eventually – then we had to find our way out!
Apparently there is a beach at the bottom of the gardens that you can walk down to. This beach is located in Durgan Village and apparently offers stunning views of the Helford River. We stupidly didn’t take a map at the entrance to the gardens and couldn’t fathom which way to go so we didn’t make it to the beach. Instead we walked around the gardens admiring the mix of exotic flowers and lush green trees. I think the maze and earlier trip to Trelissick Gardens had worn us out and we made our way back to the gift shop to stock up on postcards for my scrapbooks.
I feel we will return to Glendurgan Garden another time as I think there’s lots more to explore and Nathan I’m sure secretly wants to have a go on the giants stride rope string! I would be lovely to see the gardens in another season too. There’s also The Tea House which I’m sure sells a mean cream tea!