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Pinetum Gardens

An incredible variety of garden rooms and specimen trees.

  • 4.5

  • from 909 Google reviews

A garden with water in the background
A garden with water in the background

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About the garden

If it’s a day of leisure you’re after, bring your walking shoes and let the majestic 30-acre Pinetum Gardens do the talking. In the last four decades, the largest 'new' garden in Cornwall has sprouted ten individually themed “garden rooms” which are furnished with around 6,000 plants and some of the county’s most spectacular trees in a tranquil and hugely varied environment.

Wander among giants in the Pinetum, where redwoods rise out of a manicured woodland made up of 80 different types of conifer. Find inner peace amid the harmonious blend of mindfully placed pebbles, plants and water in the Japanese garden, look out for an abundance of wildlife at the dragonfly speckled water garden or just admire the floral eye candy on display in the colourful borders of the courtyard garden.

Linked by a series of water features, the Pinetum Gardens are a fabulous place to engage children and teens with nature as most of the plants have been helpfully labelled. Even in the depths of Winter there’s something to see here, with what is thought to be the biggest Winter Garden in England, and the charming Courtyard Cafe is the perfect place to reflect on your favourite plants over lunch.

Opening times

Open Every Day Summer: 10AM - 5PM Winter: 10AM - 2PM

Useful details

Garden area

30 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Leave by the cafe with own lock.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. Yes - book in advance and pick up at the car park.

Cornwall, PL25 3RQ

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Find the garden

Pinetum Gardens
PL25 3RQ
Sat Nav Postcode
PL25 3RQ
Public Transport
Bus stop near the Entrance for buses 24, 214, 214A, 228, 428, 30, 215, 293.
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Things to see

No features yet for this season

Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 909 Google reviews

Cheryl Billingham

a month ago


One of the best gardens we have visited. Very peaceful. Particularly liked the Japanese garden. Lovely coffee and cake. Toilets very clean. Will definitely visit again

Geoff Wilkins

a month ago


5* garden. 1* cafe. Been visiting this beautiful garden for years. First visit post-lockdown, disappointed to find the great little cafe has been turned into more holiday lets. The ‘cafe’ is now a couple of marquees in the courtyard with much reduced menu (soup fresh from the microwave). Lunch accompanied by laundry, cars squeezing past, and a large rat. Gardens wonderful, the now well-established winter garden is excellent.

David Sherwell

a month ago


Superb garden which represents 40 years of sustained effort and intelligent growth. The secret is the balance of the traditional Cornish garden with winter heathers and the pinetum with separate statuary and individual miniature themed gardens. The catering facilities seem to be there but need beefing up for the coming Spring & Summer season.

dave kaye

in the last week


Absolutely fantastic. Well worth the money. Amazing gardens. Food was well priced and very fresh and tasty.

steph widger

2 weeks ago


Our favourite place to visit for fresh air and open spaces, wonderful calm gardens. Great cake, amazing staff x

Contact the garden

01726 73500

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