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Mawnan could be described as
"The Gardens Parish of Cornwall",
with no fewer than THREE major gardens of note which are open to the public most of the year.
Add to this the gardens & grounds which are occasionally open -
Penwarne Manor, Bosloe and the grounds of the Budock Vean & Meudon Hotels,
the Parish is a paradise for plant and garden lovers.

TREBAH - a beautiful 26 acre garden in a steeply wooded ravine descending to a private secluded beach on the Helford River. Hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias plus 100 year old tree ferns. Visitor centre and refreshments available.

OS Map Ref: Sheet 204, 768275. Telephone 01326-252200 or
e-mail us

Open every day of the year from 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (last admissions)

From the Red Lion, take the road to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas. The gardens are approximately 1 mile on the left - passed the entrance to Glendurgan.

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GLENDURGAN (National Trust) - A valley garden of great beauty, created in the 1820s and running down to the tiny village of Durgan and its beach. There are many fine trees and rare and exotic plants, with outstanding Spring displays of magnolias and camellias. In the season a glorious display of wild floweres carpets the valley slopes. The laurel MAZE, dating from 1833, puzzles young and old. Reconstruction of original schoolroom in cob and thatch.
The house is privately occupied.

Note that Glendurgan has STEEP paths and is NOT suitable for manual wheelchair or electric buggy access beyond the Camellia Walk viewing point.

Open: 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m from 11th February to 29th October 2017, Closed Mondays, except Bank Holiday Mondays and ALL Mondays in August.

Telephone: 01326 252020

DIRECTIONS
From the Red Lion, take the road to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas. The gardens are approximately 0.7 miles on the left.


 

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BOSLOE -gardens now owned by the National Trust, and are open for charity on some days of the year, the house having been converted into private apartments.
From the Red Lion at Mawnan Smith, take the road to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas. After 0.5 miles turn LEFT at the crossroads - towards Bosveal, Bosloe & Durgan. The car park is along this road on the right.

PENWARNE MANOR - in private ownership but occasionally the grounds are open for charity. Approximately 1 mile out of the village on the road to Mabe.

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