Pinetum Gardens are “30 Acres of family friendly awesome!”, a place for every generation to explore the great outdoors. Being Cornwall’s largest “new” garden, it has many seasonal garden rooms to experience, providing areas of intimate tranquility contrasted against large open parkland vistas.
Take time to discover the whole estate and the many gardens of which it comprises. Play hide and seek in the arboretum, follow the “Soul Bird” trail, relax and reflect in the Japanese garden, take a deep breath in the open parkland and re-charge out of season in the spectacular winter garden.
Pinetum is a very special and inclusive space, set mostly on level ground with large areas put to lawn, perfect for a gentle stroll with the dog, an ideal environment for under fives to toddle around and perfect for families to share a moment away from traffic and the stresses of everyday life.
Lovingly created over the last four decades with over 6000 plants from around the globe, there is colour and interest throughout the year. Ideal for a plants person to while away hours and the novice gardener to take inspiration. Pinetum is also home to several Champion Trees, either the tallest or broadest of their variety; providing a sense a maturity and grandeur.
Set in a delightful courtyard on the edge of the garden, Pinetum Kitchen serves fresh, locally sourced breakfasts and light lunches utilising the finest seasonal ingredients between 10am and 3pm. Homemade cakes, sandwiches and barista coffee are available all day until 5pm as well as the most delicious traditional Cornish cream teas.
Pinetum hosts many exciting events throughout the year including performance, craft markets and Christmas fairs, please visit the website for up to date details of what’s on in the coming months.
Open: ALL YEAR: From 10:00 except 24th/25th/26th December
“Cornwall’s Secret Garden opens its doors to Cornish residents”
Pinetum Gardens in St Austell is announcing a very special ‘postcode offer’ taking place over the course of the next six weeks.
Cornwall is home to many of the country’s most famous gardens, yet many people are still to discover this haven of relaxation and tranquillity, hidden in the outskirts of St Austell.
Pinetum is set within 30 acres and houses over 6000 plant varieties as well as an impressive selection of champion trees.
Split into ten distinct ‘garden areas’, Pinetum offers something for everyone, from those who love the peace of water babbling over rocks, to those who gaze in wonder at vast open spaces filled with seasonally changing vibrant colour. Cornwall’s most elusive wildlife including Roe Deer, badgers and rare newts can also often be spotted making the most of the park alongside coupes, families, friends and garden enthusiasts.
Over the next six weeks Pinetum will be throwing open its door to Cornish residents for the very special price of just £2, with under-11’s visiting for free all year round.
Residents will need to bring proof of postcode in the form of a recent utility bill or driving license.
The £2 entry offer is as follows:
Monday 20th August – Sunday 26th August
TR1, TR2, TR3, TR4, PL10, PL11, PL12, PL33, PL34, PL35
Monday 27th August – Sunday 2nd September
TR5, TR6, TR9, TR18, TR19, TR20, PL30, PL31, PL32
Monday 3rd September – Sunday 9th September
TR7, TR8, TR17, TR26, TR27, PL28, PL29
Monday 10th September – Sunday 16th September
TR10, TR11, TR12, TR13, PL13, PL14, PL15, PL22
Monday 17th September – Sunday 23rd September
TR14, TR15, TR16, PL17, PL18, PL27
Monday 24th September – Sunday 30th September
PL23, PL24, PL25, PL26
For more information please call Pinetum on 01726 73500.