Introduction To Pinetum – Cornwall’s Secret Garden
Introduction Pinetum is Cornwall’s new secret garden, a botanical paradise nestled on the South coast. Home to a wide variety of plants set across 30 acres, Pinetum offers a haven…
Discover the ‘hidden gardeners’ of Pinetum
Have you met our ‘Hidden Gardeners’ & the sculptor behind them? Sculpter Nigel Wills. Here his wife Lyn tells us about her husband Nigel Wills, a Cornishman who, over the…
The Victorian Gardener
The British are known for their love of cultivating beautiful gardens – a passion which goes back to the Middle Ages. In those days, the gardens were useful and well-ordered,…
The Bullfinch: A Brief History
The bullfinch is known for its distinctive appearance, as it has a stocky body and chunky head with a black cap. It’s front-heavy appearance and thick neck is similar to…
Insect Decline: The Effects on Nature
Insects are everywhere – and with more than 1.5 million species, they are the most common living creature on Earth. Despite many people thinking they’re nothing but a pest, they…
The Red Squirrel
The red squirrel used to be a familiar sight for UK residents in bygone days, but today there are only around 140,000 of our native species still in existence –…
"Me and my fiance visited with our two year old on a lovely sunny day. Had seen good reviews of here before but this was our first visit. Nice big car park, beautiful surroundings. So tranquil and peaceful. Was surprised at how big it was, my daughter ran around the whole time! Loved reading all the little bits of information as you walked around. Will definitely be coming again!"
"What an amazing place, the gardens are amazing, such peace and tranquility, although there were a lot of people visiting. Standing by the lake, such a serene feeling. Beautiful plants, trees, nooks and crannies and every time you turned a corner there was something really special. The cafe did the most amazing vegetarian breakfast. Toilets were spotless. Will certainly be re-visiting."
"Lovely place to go in autumn. Colours on trees and shrubs really nice. It's somewhere you could go in every season to see the changing colours. They could do with a few more signs around as you follow the map to ensure you see everything. Very peaceful place to visit even though it's just off the main road. Looking forward to my next visit."
"Well what a lovely visit , I am local and drive past Pinetum Gardens thinking I must visit. Friends came to stat so off we went! Now one of my friends is a horticulturalist & an RHS Judge, what a fantastic garden, to see mature trees in there full glory is a joy. Everything is so well looked after. Staff very friendly & the dogs loved it."
"Visited Pinetum after our visit to Lost Gardens of Heligan and thought this would not be in the same league , but we were wrong. These gardens are beautiful there are different types of gardens to see Japanese garden, Winter garden, beautiful pine trees and a large lake, my husband preferred this to Heligan because of the number of various types of garden to visit. Don,t hesitate if you are in the area it is well worth the visit."