Glendurgan Gardens, Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth. A valley garden of great beauty planted by Alfred Fox in the 1820's and carefully maintained by his descendants until taken over by National Trust in 1962. Glendurgan is noted as one of the great sub tropical gardens of the South West.  At the foot of the garden on the Helford Estuary is the waterside hamlet of Durgan.  The laurel maze dating from 1833 was reopened in July 1994 after 3 years of restoration Features are the exotic vegetation, specimen trees and shrubs ( the camelias and magnolias are particularly fine.) Open March to October.

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