Pinetum Gardens

Pinetum Gardens, St Austell: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Pinetum Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Pinetum Gardens
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Pinetum Gardens is a place of tranquillity, peace and spectacular garden scenery, a creation of Ten gardens from around the world. 40 years in the making, by the people who share the same values and dreams, with the least intention, we have flourished and grown to become the largest 'new' garden, and home to one of the largest plant collections in Cornwall. Destined to be a place where kindness and friendship matter, between us, between human and nature. We offer an intimate experience with a personal touch rarely found in our busy world. we are as much a delight for gardeners as we are a wonderful retreat for walkers and a place for families to explore and have fun with nature. Our gardens are wheelchair accessible almost everywhere and mobility scooters are available to use, dogs are welcome on a lead, plenty of seats around ensuring a relaxed moment to be enjoyed.
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Aimee Neal-Stone
Melton Mowbray, UK5 contributions
Winter gardens and great accessibility
Nov 2021 • Couples
We visited Pinetum gardens in early November, having recently had surgery on my spine I’ve been limited in what I can do mobility wise however I was able to enjoy such a lovely afternoon in the gardens here.
Being able to hire an electric scooter meant that I could access nearly all of the gardens and could go round with my family and dogs.
The two members of staff were SO helpful and lovely, explaining where I could access (paths/gates etc) thank you ladies it really meant a lot.
A lovely coffee and gift shop too, will definitely be back if we visit again.
Written November 11, 2021
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Derek C
28 contributions
Fantastic place it was a privelidge to visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
The japanese garden is a joy also the walk around the lake , the coffee shop is FAB lovely food ,cakes & coffees, disabled friendly & carers are free, great place to visit . Loved it so peaceful & toilets spotlessly clean & disabled friendly. Highly recommend & will return again & again.
Written October 31, 2021
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CM50
London, UK133 contributions
Tranquil garden, worth a visit if you are a garden lover
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited on a sunny October afternoon, arriving just before 2pm, with Bertie our whippet who was firmly on the lead. We got a takeout tea from the tea room and, after a wander through the first couple of gardens, we found a sunny spot to drink our tea and drink in the trees and atmosphere. We then had a wonderful walk around the lake and beyond.
Found it relaxing and peaceful, both joyous and soulful. There is a sense of heart and history in the gardens. We loved looking at the plants (many of which are named), the vistas, the sun coming through the trees, the aroma from the elaeagnus, the ducks on the lakes . We liked the sentiments of the ‘soul bird’ installations . We particularly liked the Japanese garden…which could have been a Chelsea exhibit. Have given it 4 stars rather than 5 because of the £15 entry fee (Entry to Wisley, near London is less, and Kew Gardens is only a couple of pounds more). However, I do appreciate that you can’t really compare, as it cost a lot to maintain and upkeep a garden that is privately owned and I am pleased that the owners are willing to share their garden. They do offer an annual pass, which is good for locals or regular visitors. I noticed that there are free healing sessions in the garden on Fridays…and other well-being activities take place there. Recommended!
Written October 21, 2021
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seaside600
Lincolnshire, UK49 contributions
Peaceful gardens
Sep 2021 • Friends
The walk itself is lovely and there is a lot to see, very peaceful and nice grounds. There is no rush and no one stops you repeating or re-looping, we did a few parts twice. I had pre booked tickets and asked a member of staff a question upon arriving, however if I hadn’t I don’t think anyone would have questioned or checked my tickets, which is odd. The toilets are exceptionally clean and brand new facilities. The shop and cafe are in a gazebo, not sure if a Covid thing but they didn’t seem particularly inviting.
Written September 28, 2021
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Graham C
1 contribution
For absolute peace and quiet, visit Pinetum
Sep 2021
when people talk about places to visit in Cornwall the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Helligan are right up there at the top of most peoples lists. We have been to both; we have also visited Pinetum Gardens, and in our view they sit right up there alongside the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens. For tranquillity, for wonderful vistas, twenty out of ten. We absolutely enjoyed our time there and thoroughly recommend Pinetum Gardens as a place to visit. There are no children's play areas, just wonderfully peaceful and tranquil landscaped gardens to walk among and enjoy.
Mr and Mrs Curtis, Holton, Suffolk
Written September 26, 2021
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Gaynor S
Solihull, UK468 contributions
A hidden Gem, got to visit!
Sep 2021
Having done the other main attractions/gardens in the area, we didn't know whether to bother, with yet another one, but SO glad we did, as this is by far the best!
Quiet, tranquil, lots of places to sit, relax, enjoy the views, and there were so many beautiful ones, we didn't want to leave.
Nice little cafe area, [though in a temporary marquee at the moment, because of Covid], with good home cooked food.
Very clean toilets, [always a good sign].
Wish lived closer, would visit every week.
FAR better than any other garden in the whole area.
Written September 24, 2021
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Persephone273
Slough, UK39 contributions
Lunchtime visit
Sep 2021
The gardens are well looked after and a helpful map made sure we didn’t miss out on any of the different areas. There was a small selection of plants on sale and hot and cold food available in the cafe. Facilities were spotlessly clean.
The staff were really cheerful, friendly and welcoming which really enhanced our visit..
Written September 20, 2021
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julie b
1 contribution
Lovely gardens
Sep 2021
Lovely gardens we had a really nice visit today. The gardens were easily accessible and well kept A lovely map was provided which helped navigate around the gardens and identify the ancient trees. Also the Soul Bird trail/ theme throughout the garden is a very nice touch. The Winter garden is very peaceful and beautifully done with some lovely specimen plants.
Written September 13, 2021
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Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Pinetum Gardens.
Written September 16, 2021
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GStrat1
55 contributions
A lovely garden visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
A lovely tranquil garden to visit. Gardens look amazing and staff very friendly. Sandwiches were tasty even had nice side salad and crisps.
Written August 30, 2021
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Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Pinetum Gardens and our Courtyard tearooms.
Written September 16, 2021
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Gab W
Manchester, UK32 contributions
Pricey but lovely gardens
Aug 2021 • Solo
A lovely place and the gardens are very nice, the maps located around the gardens certainly help so that you get your money’s worth. Having said that it is pricey for what it is and I wouldn’t say it was worth £15 per ticket more like half of that price! The nursery on site wasn’t very good either and there wasn’t much in the way of gifts in the shop.
Written August 20, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Pinetum Gardens. We have only just re opened our gift shop so are in search for some lovely new items from local businesses.
Written September 16, 2021
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Pinetum Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM