I'm following on from my previous post about Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush, St.Austell, Cornwall. Today we have a further 20 photos of the gardens.
I thought their office was quite cute, with the thatched roof - and who can resist a duck pond.
The 30 acres of gardens include ten individual, different gardens from around the world with, an array of plants and flowers. Being January there obviously wasn't so many flowers on display, but lots more to explore.
There are seats scattered around the gardens and the paths are wheelchair friendly.
Though, as mentioned, there aren't too many flowers on display in winter I still found the following colourful displays.
Lots of space for children and dogs on leads.
Amid the gardens there are holiday cottages.
I believe seven in total. The cottage below is called Moongate 7 and was a stone barn in a former life.
Plenty of trees ...
… of various kinds.
The spiders can be big in Cornwall, so go careful if you notice a spider's web.
A lovely lake at the far side of the gardens ...
… with ducks and geese. The geese are wild so might not always be seen at the lake.
The lake looks quite special on a sunshine day.
There's a small plaque by the lake with one of Hilaire Beloc's poems :
The waterbeetle here shall teach
A sermon far beyond your reach;
He flabbergasts the Human Race
By gliding on the water's face
With ease, celerity and grace;
But if he ever stopped to think
Of how he did it he would sink.
Walking away from the lake a bell ...
… and an old building.
Then it's into the Japanese Garden.
Japanese style gardens always appeal to me, they have a certain calmness and tranquillity.
And that was the end of my visit to Pinetum Gardens. Much more to see though than in my photos. I enjoyed my visit and will definitely return in the Spring - or maybe sooner.
The final photo is the driveway from the car park leading to the A390, Holmbush Road.
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