Saturday 25 January 2020

A Flavour of the Beautiful Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall : 20 Photos

Thatched building, Cornwall

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.

Ducks and a duch house.

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.

Cornish industry in small

There are seats scattered around the gardens and the paths are wheelchair friendly.

Pinetum Garden, Cornwall

Not sure who the gentleman is below but he must have been quite chilly on a frosty January day.

Statue at Pinetim Gardens, Cornwall

Though, as mentioned, there aren't too many flowers on display in winter I still found the following colourful displays.

January Flowers, Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall
Lots of space for children and dogs on leads.

Selection of trees at Pinetum Gardens St.Austell

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.

Stone Barn holiday cottage, Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall

Plenty of trees ...

Trees in Cornwall at Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall

… of various kinds.

Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush, St.Austell, Cornwall

The spiders can be big in Cornwall, so go careful if you notice a spider's web.

Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush, St.Austell, Cornwall

A lovely lake at the far side of the gardens ...

Pinetum Gardens lake

… with ducks and geese. The geese are wild so might not always be seen at the lake.

Pinetum Gardens Lake: Ducks, geese on the lake.

The lake looks quite special on a sunshine day.

Pinetum Gardens lake, Cornwall

There's a small plaque by the lake with one of Hilaire Beloc's poems : 

The Waterbeetle
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.

Boat House, Lake at Pinetum Gardens

Walking away from the lake a bell ...

Pinetums Garden bell, Holmbush, St.Austell, Cornwall

… and an old building.

At Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall

Then it's into the Japanese Garden.

Japanese Garden, Cornwall

Japanese style gardens always appeal to me, they have a certain calmness and tranquillity.

Pinetime Garden's Hapanese Garden, Cornwall

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.

For more information on Pinetum Gardens visit their website.

Other Gardens Nearby:

Cornwall's Eden Project With The world's Largest Indoor Rainforest - Plus Much More

Lost Gardens of Heligan - Voted UKs Top Visitor Garden - 22 Photos


  1. It would be wonderful to spend a weekend in one of the cottages, taking time to wander all of the grounds at leisure. Beautiful!

    1. The cottages all seem to have pleasant positions within the gardens. Also The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are nearby so lots to see if that way inclined. Thanks Ann, hope the weather has been kind to you.

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous place! And that spider's web and spider - huge!- have a certain beauty as well. Can people rent those cottagea?

    1. Hello Trish, yes the cottages are holiday lets. Lots of cottages in Cornwall to let, especially in the fishing villages.

  3. Thanks for these great photos!



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