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Pinetum Park

Cuddra, St Austell PL25 3RQ, England
+44 1726 73500
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Lovely Gardens

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around all the different types of gardens within Pinetum. There is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
juliapowell55
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Reading, United Kingdom
Great place for a stroll

Loved this place with the kids. They loved feeding the ducks, running around the gardens and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
john s
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“farm shop” (20 reviews)
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Cuddra, St Austell PL25 3RQ, England
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+44 1726 73500
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed walking around all the different types of gardens within Pinetum. There is a lot to look at and we took some super photos.

Thank juliapowell55
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Pleased that you enjoyed the variety within the Gardens ; thank-you for your comments

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this place with the kids. They loved feeding the ducks, running around the gardens and playing hide and seek. We had a cream tea and bought some plants for home. Very worthwile.

Thank john s
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank-you for your feedback and delighted that the whole family enjoyed a visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely lovely place! Dogs welcomed too, always a good thing. Beautifully kept gardens. Time very well spent 👍

Thank Mandy T
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your comments and pleased you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thieses gardens were advertised everywhere in Cormwall and the brochure made it look like a 'must visit' place. However, don't believe the brochure: it's amazing the power of advertising. Firstly it was quite expensive, even for what you thought it was going to be like....More

Thank Andy M
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your comments and pleased that you enjoyed the peace of the gardens and your café food. Whilst sorry you felt admission was pricey, I believe we offer a varied and interesting experience and that our charges are competitive.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place and lovely place to eat staff all amazing especially fayre x thank you lovely chilled walk will be back

Thank jacksamuelTruro
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Delighted that you really enjoyed your visit and thanks for the feedback

Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is a Little Gem in St.Austell. A wide entrance leads to a car park where one can, if needed, use one of the wheelchairs available. A walk down through the woodland path leads to a courtyard with ticket office, cafe, specialist garden centre...More

Thank Bournvillier
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments and delighted that you enjoyed the variety and peace of the gardens

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visit for relaxing walk around various gardens sit by the lake with a picnic. Visit on site cafe great food and friendly staff

Thank PatandPat2014
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your comments and pleased that you enjoyed the café and gardens

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned here after some 30 years. Amazing the changes. The Japanese and winter gardens for me were the highlight. Seeing the many different forms of pines was lovely especially as the last time I'd seen them they were saplings. Nice cafe, garden shop with many...More

Thank Bill M
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your comments and delighted that you returned and appreciated the changes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pinetum Garden features a woodland walk, a cottage garden, the water garden and the Japanese Garden to mention a few. But the overall feeling is one of tranquility.

Thank TwoT0Travel
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pleased that you enjoyed the peace and variety of the gardens, thank-you for your comments

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions were not good. There was no-one at reception and I had to go into the cafe to find someone. It is supposed to be dog friendly but the water bowl provided was full of filthy water. There were also birds in small cages...More

Thank alysonBromsgrove
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for your feedback and pleased that you enjoyed the gardens and your food. Sorry that some aspects let us down - reception was staffed during the busiest period but signs then request that visitors purchase tickets in the shop or café. The dog bowls...More

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stevechristine344
20 September 2016|
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Response from Rachel P | Reviewed this property |
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80pinklady
21 June 2016|
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Response from April G | Reviewed this property |
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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Clifford M
6 June 2016|
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