Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families
Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden - full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants.
Discover giant rhubarb plants in the jungle-like lower valley and spiky arid plants basking in the sunny upper slopes.
Wander through the garden down to the beautiful hamlet of Durgan on the Helford River: a place to watch birds and boats, skim stones and build sand-castles.
Find a boat-seat, gigantic tulip-trees and ponds teeming with wildlife. Learn about the Fox family who created this 'small peace [sic] of heaven on earth.'
Address: Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth, TR11 5JZ (½ mile south-west of Mawnan Smith, on road to Helford Passage)
Telephone: 01326 252020
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
This five-day tour, with flights to and from Exeter airport, will take in some of Holland’s finest gardens including Het Loo, Hortus Botanicus, Delft Botanic Gardens, The Arboretum Trompenburg and the world-renowned showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, Keukenhof. Other highlights include executive coach travel, bed and full buffet selection breakfast at the 4* Van der Valk Hotel, and a boat trip in Amsterdam. This holiday was fully subscribed at the time of going to press but we do keep a waiting list in case of last minute cancellations so it is worth contacting us if you are interested.
In a frost pocket, warmed only in winter by Bodmin Crematorium, Tony Ryde and his late partner, Michael created this three-acre riverside garden at Fletchersbridge, specialising in trees and shrubs. Magnolia, cornus, viburnums, paulownias, davidias and acers all flourish in this informal setting, complemented by ponds, waterfalls and a charming Gothic lodge. Enjoying the embrace of the adjoining Tregrehan Estate, Sibby Cottage is able to grow unusual tender plants, already over 900. Established only four years ago by Shirley and Ray Clemo (formerly of the renowned Pine Lodge Gardens), some large, inherited specimens form the backbone of the garden, whilst new herbaceous and shrub borders are underplanted with hundreds of bulbs. The booking form will be available in March