Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush, St.Austell: 30 Acres of Trees, Plants and Flowers
On Sunday we visited Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush. We hadn't been there for about seven or eight years and were quite impressed.
Everything seemed so much improved than I remember. Best of all, as you will see by the photos, there was colour and flowers on display. Great to see in January.
There are some 30 acres to explore and they claim that they have one of the largest plant collections in the country.
There are ten different style gardens within Pinetum such as: a Cornish Country Garden, Japanese Garden, Woodland Garden and so on.
There is lots of openness, so plenty of room for children to run free. We had our grandchildren with us. I think they enjoyed the rope ladder most as they were able to climb high in a tree.
We also had our son's dog with us - a red fox labrador - yes, dogs are welcome too.
There are ponds and ducks, green fields, mature trees and much, much more.
I'll do another post on Pinetum Gardens, with photos of the trees, open spaces and so on.
Pinetum Gardens is on the A390 Holmbush Road, between St.Austell and St.Blazey, Cornwall.
Also see: A Flavour of the Beautiful Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall : 20 Photos
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