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Pinetum Gardens

Cuddra, St Austell PL25 3RQ, England
+44 1726 73500
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Great family morning out

If you want somewhere beautiful near St Austell to run your kids around in amazing surroundings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TommyLJ
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London
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Who would have thought a garden of pines could be so beautiful?

Laid out beautifully, close to the outskirts of St Austell. Well worth a visit, especially if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Goldeneye64
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Nottingham
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Pinetum Gardens is relatively unknown and yet possibly one of Cornwall's loveliest gardens. Situated in St Austell, Pinetum Gardens is 30 acres of well maintained and manicured gardens, offering 12 different garden styles and nearly 6000 varieties of plants. One of the big selling points of the garden is that nearly all of our plants are labelled and whilst you can expect to find the usual Cornish suspects of camellias, rhododendrons and alike, there are many exotic varieties vying for your attention. Pinetum Gardens is in fact a series of gardens, all offering something different throughout the year. As the name suggests there is a Pinetum, a collection of 80 conifers set in four acres of land, this is a truly majestic and magical part of the garden, that takes your breath away on first glance. Not all conifers are evergreen and some produce wonderful autumnal colours, whilst others produce fir cones as big as rugby balls, making autumn an amazing time to visit. Whilst it would be worth visiting Pinetum Park for the conifers alone, there is so much more to see including a beautiful Winter Garden, planted to showcase the best of winter plants, all were chosen for their beautiful winter flowers, bark and coloured foliage and lots of scented leaves. There are also many heathers, hundreds of bulbs and some very unusual evergreen trees. The gardens also boast a Zen inducing Japanese garden, that features an authentic Japanese tea house and nearly every plant in the garden is grown from seed that were donated by the Kyoto Botanical Gardens in Japan, after a visit their many years ago by the garden creators. Pinetum Park is a relatively new and unusual garden, started 30 years ago by some local, horticulturists who set about travelling the world to collect seeds and plants to establish this remarkable garden. Now, well established, the gardens are open throughout the entire year and with so many plants to see, there is something to admire no matter what time of year you visit. The garden also has a tea room serving morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea and a gift shop. 95% of our garden can be accessed by mobility scooters and wheelchairs. You can hire a mobility scooter from the ticket office.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Cuddra, St Austell PL25 3RQ, England
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+44 1726 73500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want somewhere beautiful near St Austell to run your kids around in amazing surroundings , feed the ducks and have a picnic then this is the place to come. Great for exploring toddlers and you can really let them run free. Would definitely...More

Thank TommyLJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Laid out beautifully, close to the outskirts of St Austell. Well worth a visit, especially if you have a Gardeners World 2 for 1 card!

1  Thank Goldeneye64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning at Pinetum. A delightful place to wander and relax with a range of planting and designs to appeal to most tastes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit ,easy to walk around in a fabulous setting with individual gardens with different varieties of trees,shrubs and plants Their is plenty of sitting areas around to relax in Plus a lovely tearoom that you can even take your dog into. They...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this tea room several time, usually for afternoon tea, but on this occasion we had lunch. Lovely setting with plenty of outdoor seating, chickens and ducks wandering around very relaxing in the lunchtime sun. My husband ordered the meat pie with chips and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Easy parking with mobility scooters for hire at a reasonable cost. Staff could not be more helpful. Coffee shop produced delicious food for lunch, quite how they manage in the small space I don’t know. But it works. The gardens are...More

Thank purplegoffer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the gardens on 21st June. It was easy to find just outside St Austell. The layout was easy to walk and the different gardens linked well. Everything is beautifully kept. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy nature. We enjoyed a delicious, satisfying...More

Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go there frequently with my partner and sister for a lovely lunch, staff very accommodating as I am a coeliac and there is always food for me to eat. The staff are a happy bunch, lots of smiles and laughter, always rise to the occasion...More

Thank geronimo1944
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were near this area whilst on holiday and took a chance o the gardens. We were delighted with the friendly staff and lovely gardens. We had a delightful stroll around the gardens and ponds, Japanese garden and then went into the restaurant for a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a little on the expensive side for a stroll, there are a lot of different vistas to see. It has a nice coffee shop and a decent size car park, which I think has been extended since we were there.

2  Thank Stuart W
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Sylvia K
April 12, 2018|
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Hi Sylvia, Annual Pass Prices: 2x Adults = £24 (direct debit) or £32 without direct debit 13 year old - young adult = £9 (direct debit) or £12 without direct debit Daily Entrance Price: 2x Adults = £21 13 year old - young... More
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stevechristine344
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June 21, 2016|
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Yes its an easy walk and toddler would be no problem but natually you would have to keep a close eye near the water areas. Hope this helps.
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