Located in a wooded valley near the village Gurgan on the river Halfor. Glendurgan is one of the great subtropical gardens of the South West of England. Exotic trees and shrubs thrive in open glades, carpeted with wildflowers ... a Gentle winding path down the valley and eventually lead to a tiny fishing village Durgan. This garden is unique in its restored Laurel maze of the 19th century. Between 1820 and 1830, Alfred Fox has developed and begun to create the garden.It is specifically located just a few miles from a deepwater port, which in the past was the first port of call for ships returning from America, the Far East and Africa.
This gave the family the Fox is the ideal way of importing plants from around the world, over the years many species have found their place in the garden of Alfred Fox. In 1833 he planted the Laurel maze. Hedges of the maze on a slope resemble a serpent curled up in the grass. The garden is located in a wooded valley with many large trees and shrubs, exotic plants from around the world, thriving in the warm temperate climate of the coast of Cornwall.
In the valley grows a wide variety of plants in form and color throughout the year such as: swamp cypress, a Japanese loquat, Mexican cypress, cedar, pine, spruce, etc. During spring season blooming bluebells, lilies, rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias. In the summer you can see the dogwood Bentham, and later hydrangeas. The garden also has some interesting parts, for example, the Holy corner is planted with trees and shrubs associated with the Bible including a yew, an olive tree and a Judas tree. Tropical gardens were planted with bamboo, tree ferns and "Gunnera manicata" with its huge leaves like an umbrella.