Glendurgan Gardens

20170624_135739Glendurgan is a subtropical garden found in a deep valley off the Helford river.

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We visited the garden back in June last year on a typically Cornish summer day (overcast and mizzly).

Going in June we missed the magnolia’s and camellia’s flowering, but this doesn’t stop it being an impressive place to visit with a wide variety of rare plants and shrubs.

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The centre of the garden hosts a cherry laurel maze, first planted in 1933, with it’s little hut in the middle. The garden itself was first started in 1920 by Alfred Fox, who planted many of the original trees.

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We took the top path that leads to a platform that gives a fantastic view of the maze, before following the path down to the hamlet of Durgan.

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We had a mooch around on the beach before heading back up to the maze and giving that a go. It’s a lot longer and harder than it looks from the outside!

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Despite the weather this was a great place to visit, with plenty of green space to get lost in.

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Further information

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden