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Fly like a Butterfly

Butterflies are beautiful creatures which typify summer. Enhancing our garden with a splash of colour, many butterflies are commonly seen across Britain - others are a little rarer and you'll be lucky to spot one. This year has been great for butterflies, with...

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It’s a Duck’s Life

A well-maintained pond adds a beautiful touch to any garden. Not only does it create a focal point, adding interest to the landscape, it also attracts wildlife and can be beneficial to the environment.   Water conservation Did you know that while you're relaxing,...

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The Red Squirrel

The red squirrel used to be a familiar sight for UK residents in bygone days, but today there are only around 140,000 of our native species still in existence - while the number of non-native grey squirrels has rocketed to 2.5 million! Urgent conservation efforts are...

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Insect Decline: The Effects on Nature

Insects are everywhere - and with more than 1.5 million species, they are the most common living creature on Earth. Despite many people thinking they're nothing but a pest, they have evolved in their millions for a very good reason. Insects play a crucial role in our...

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The Bullfinch: A Brief History

The bullfinch is known for its distinctive appearance, as it has a stocky body and chunky head with a black cap. It’s front-heavy appearance and thick neck is similar to that of a bull, thus the name “bullfinch”. With a bright, pinky-red breast, the male bird is...

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The Victorian Gardener

The British are known for their love of cultivating beautiful gardens - a passion which goes back to the Middle Ages. In those days, the gardens were useful and well-ordered, providing fruit and vegetables and also herbs to make medicines. However, the luxury of...

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Enjoy a Christmas Lunch at Pinetum Gardens

  Are you looking for a unique, atmospheric location for a Festive Lunch? Here at Pinetum every Wednesday and Sunday from the 5th December we'll be offering our very own take on Christmas Dinner, all served in our festively decorated Courtyard dining space....

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Discover the ‘hidden gardeners’ of Pinetum

Have you met our  'Hidden Gardeners' & the sculptor behind them? Here his wife Lyn tells us about her husband Nigel Wills, a Cornishman who, over the last 7 years, has begun to fulfil his lifelong dream - creating exquisite sculptures of fish, shells, birds and...

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Introduction To Pinetum – Cornwall’s Secret Garden

  Introduction Pinetum is Cornwall’s new secret garden, a botanical paradise nestled on the South coast. Home to a wide variety of plants set across 30 acres, Pinetum offers a haven of tranquillity in contrast with the fast pace of modern life. Pinetum has been...

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