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Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens

Cuddra, St Austell PL25 3RQ, England
+44 1726 73500
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Deep tranquility

What an amazing place. The gardens are hidden amounts a dense number of trees, and so you feel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DolphinTiger1
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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The Restaurant

Once more today we started our visit to the gardens with a high tea at the restaurant. Although we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mitzyTruro
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Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens is relatively unknown and yet possibly one of Cornwall's loveliest gardens. Situated in St Austell, Pinetum Park is 30 acres of well maintained and manicured gardens, offering 12 different garden styles and more than 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 Park 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, a well stocked farm shop, full of delicious and well priced Cornish produce and a small nursery selling plants, all worth visiting in their own right. 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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“winter garden” (30 reviews)
“farm shop” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Cuddra, St Austell PL25 3RQ, England
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+44 1726 73500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place. The gardens are hidden amounts a dense number of trees, and so you feel miles away from any roads or busy towns. The garden is split in to different themes from the winter garden, the pinearium, the Japanese garden.... As we...More

Thank DolphinTiger1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once more today we started our visit to the gardens with a high tea at the restaurant. Although we were a little late and it was after the usual deadline the chef very obligingly prepared a super fresh and super tasting concoction of sandwiches scones...More

Thank mitzyTruro
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback and delighted that we were able to add to your enjoyment of the gardens with a high tea.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many fine gardens to visit in Cornwall, however, this one in our opinion stood out in so many ways. The gardens/park (gardens doesn't really do it justice) are divided up into 10 areas, each one splendid in its own way. Unlike some, this...More

Thank PatMat
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you very much for your feedback, which always helps us in considering what we offer to visitors. Very pleased that you enjoyed the variety of the gardens and a cream tea.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of plants for all seasons. Well maintained. Good local food. Easy access to all parts of the garden. Situated close to the A390

Thank David L
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your comments are appreciated, thank-you

Reviewed 1 week ago

We are local and come here often staff in the cafe are friendly and the gardens are wonderful.There is plenty of seats around to have a rest if you are not too good walking very far. This garden really is worth a visit. K

Thank minwestmacott
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for your comments and pleased that you enjoy both the gardens and the café on your visits.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem of absolutely stunning gardens with a sense of peace and tranquillity. The different gardens are each beautiful in their own way and the constant scent of flowers and plants was a delight. The gardening staff were very polite, helpful and knowledgeable. We...More

Thank Carole L
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments - very pleasing to read that you enjoyed the gardens and our trails

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Am a local resident who has an Annual Pass so frequent the gardens regularly. Very nice walks around the gardens and very dog friendly too!

Thank Arron K
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for your comments and pleased that both you and your dog enjoy your walks here

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this garden is no more than two miles from our home, yet today was our first visit beyond the T room. That is because we have recently taken delivery of a "two for one" card. Previously we had thought the entrance fee too expensive, but...More

Thank stephenbarber13
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted that you decided to venture beyond the cafe and discover the gardens

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this lovely garden while on holiday in Cornwall ,Beautifully laid out with so many different aspects to. It, we stopped for lunch in the cafe staff very welcoming and the food was very good and great value , Really pleased we found this...More

Thank Ann R
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the gardens and café - thank you for your comments

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was an un-expected gem and well worth a visit. Lovely walks and disabled accessible. Beauifully planned out and has a very good cafe.

Thank Susan L
DavidPLG, General Manager at Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your comments and pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that found good disabled access

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stevechristine344
Are dogs allowed
20 September 2016|
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Response from Rachel P | Reviewed this property |
Yes 😊
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80pinklady
Suitable place to visit with a toddler? In particular are the gardens pushchair accessible and are there areas for a run around? Thanks
22 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
Price to pay for entering garden
6 June 2016|
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Response from April G | Reviewed this property |
As above
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