Gardens Parish of Mawnan
- National Trust
The National Trust
was founded in 1895 by three Victorian philanthropists - Miss Octavia
Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. Concerned about the
impact of uncontrolled development and industrialisation, they set up the
Trust to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection
of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.
More than a century later, we now care for over 248,000 hectares (612,000
acres) of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,
plus almost 600 miles of coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens
of outstanding interest and importance. Most of these properties are held
in perpetuity and so their future protection is secure. The vast majority
are open to visitors and we are constantly looking at ways in which we can
improve public access and on-site facilities.
are a registered charity and completely independent of Government, therefore
relying heavily on the generosity of our subscribing members (now numbering
over 5 million) and other supporters.
out more about the National
Note that Glendurgan has STEEP paths and is NOT suitable for manual wheelchair
access. We now have an all-terrain motorised scooter available.
Membership of Countryside
Mobility is necessary and prior booking is essential - please contact
us on 01326-252020
10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m (or dusk, if earlier)
from 16th February to 3rd November 2019,
Closed Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays and
every Monday in August.
Last admissions 4.30 p.m.
Adults: £11.20 (gift aid) or £10.00 (standard)
Children: £5.60 (gift aid) or £5.00 (standard)
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children): £28.00 (gift aid) or £25.00
Family (1 adult + up to 3 children): £16.80 (gift aid) or £15.00
Special prices for groups of 15 or more - please 'phone or email
day parking charge is £3/vehicle - free to National Trust members
or e-mail us
From the Red Lion, take the road
to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas. The gardens are approximately
0.7 miles on the left.
are looking for new welcome talk volunteers and volunteer plant centre assistants.
Both roles are for one morning or afternoon a week and are a great opportunity
to learn more about this amazing garden.
the role of a welcome talk volunteer, you’ll be providing a warm welcome
to visitors on their arrival and sharing the history and stories of Glendurgan
in a 10 minute introductory talk. Training is provided.
the role of a plant centre assistant, you’ll be sharing your knowledge
of the plant collection with visitors, advising them on purchases and assisting
you are interested in finding out more, you can call 01326 252021 or
to Gardens Page
go direct to
or Carwinion (CLOSED AT PRESENT)