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Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens

Type:Garden

Cuddra, Holmbush, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RQ

Tel: +44 01726 73500

Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gdns, St Austell

About

Explore 30 acres of herbaceous borders, shrubberies and water gardens boasting one of the largest collections of plants in the county. New 3 acre winter garden.

Experience a true horticultural hotspot brimming with rare and radiant plant species. Stroll through an enchanting collection of colour and scent, from the Japanese garden and the arboretum.

Pine Lodge was acquired by its previous owners in 1974, shortly after which the formal terrace and sunken garden in front of the house were constructed. By the mid-1980s winding paths meandered through island beds sprouting an ever-growing range of unusual trees, shrubs and plants grown from seeds collected on global expeditions.

Crane your neck as you discover the exotic canopies of the arboretum, which has been extended on one side to create a magnificent pinteum. The trees here have been meticulously graded in size to form a semi-circle amphitheatre. Marvel at the dragonflies hovering above the pond planted with water lilies, follow the serpentine pathway between two waterfalls cascading into a pond swimming with Koi carp, and in May cross the enchanting bridge entwined with wisteria.

In the 'slave garden' you will find a circle of herbaceous beds housing a display of graded colours, and in spring a radiant collection of magnolias adorns the surrounding lawn. In total there are over 6,000 species of rare and unique plants in the grounds of this horticultural paradise, all of which have been labelled by an expert plantswoman - Mrs Shirley Clemo.

The nursery here stocks plants from seeds collected from all over the world on specialist plant-hunting expeditions. Like the treasures in the rest of this magical plant kingdom, many of the offerings here are unobtainable anywhere else in the UK.

Open: ALL YEAR: 10:00 -18.00 last entry 4.30pm

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
5-16 (Under 5s free)£4.00 per ticket
Adult£8.50 per ticket
Family (2ad/3ch)£22.00 per ticket
Senior Citizen & disabled£8.00 per ticket

Group tickets and member annual pass tickets available.
last entry 4.30pm

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Plant Sales

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - 20+

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Entrance on the A390, east of St Austell. Look for the Brown Signs.
FROM the A30, take the A391 to St Austell. Turn right onto the A390. Pine Lodge Gardens entrance is the small lane which is next on the left.
FROM Plymouth, take the A38 to Dobwalls. Turn off onto the A390. Continue to St Austell. After the 1st set of traffic lights. Look for the Brown Signs. Turn left into the small lane for the entrance.
FROM the west of St Austell, on the A390. Continue through St Austell on the A390 and through 3 sets of traffic lights. Look for the Brown Signs, turn right into the small lane for the entrance.

Public Transport Directions

St Austell's station is a 'Transport Interchange' with Mainline Rail, National Coach & Local Bus Services.

 

Opening Times

Opening 10am - 6pm (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* Closed 24th to 26th December inclusive. Last tickets 4.30.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change