Glendurgan Gardens

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Address and contact details
Helford River, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ
Tel: 01326 250587
Fax: 01326 250091
Web site:
Latitude: 50° 06' 21" N
Longitude: 5° 07' 19" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1820s by the Fox Family
1962 given to NT
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork (NT) and Individual, National Heritage Programme, The National Trust
Head Gardener: Mr Steven Porter
Contact person: Mr Steven Porter
Total Staff:7
Total Horticultural Staff:4 + 1 trainee
Accessions:As for The National Trust
Collections:As for The National Trust
Physical environment
Altitude:10-70 m
Soil type:Heavy, lime free over shale
Aspect:South facing valley
Total area:13 ha
Plant collection
Special families within the collections:
Cupressaceae, Podocarpaceae, Araucariaceae, Ericaceae, Magnoliaceae, Rosaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Araucaria, Podocarpus, Camellia, Rhododendron, Liriodendron, Cunninghamia, Phyllocladus
Special collections:
Conifers, ICCP – 21 Genera, 24 Species, 24 Taxa, 69 Plants.
Chilean plants, ICCP – 2 Species, 2 Taxa, 2 Plants.
Record Keeping:Records kept
Record System:National Trust's Woody Plant Catalogue
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide
Teaching and Education:Unknown
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Café, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Public opening hours:Tues-Sat: 10am-5.30pm spring-autumn (except Monday)
Location map

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