Enjoy a Christmas Lunch at Pinetum Gardens

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.

You’ll enjoy a full festive lunch will all the trimmings, plus Christmas Pudding or Yule Log for dessert, followed by tea, coffee and mince pies. A full vegetarian option is also available.

Our stunning garden setting is the perfect location to gather with friends, family or work colleagues at this special time of year.

Plus, if you fancy exploring Pinetum afterwards – free entry is included to the gardens following your meal.

All for just £14.95 per person.

To book please call us on 01726 73500 and secure your occasion with just a £5 deposit.

Eggcellent Egg Hunt

Eggcellent Egg Hunt

We need your help!
The Easter bunny has given us 11 letters to hide around our gardens and it’s your mission to find them and solve our Easter phrase.

Visit our admissions desk and our friendly staff will hand you a slip to note down what you’ve found. Come back once completed and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolatey treat!

£1 for current annual pass holders
Free with garden entry

Celebrate Chinese New Year This February Half Term

Celebrate Chinese New Year This February Half Term

Join us at Pinetum Gardens this February half term for a day full of fun and activities to help celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Plymouth Chinese School will be delivering family workshops throughout the day to celebrate Chinese culture through four exciting activities. 

We will be hosting this event in our unenclosed barn, so please ensure that you all wrap up warm as it is rather cold this time of year. 

Schedule of Events:
10.30 – 11.30
Table One: Chinese Painting, led by Jing
Table Two: Chinese Characters and Numbers, led by Elizabeth

11.35 – 12.35:
Table One: Chinese Tea Ceremony & Wellbeing, led by Xiaomin
Table Two: Chinese Paper Cutting, led by Mrs Zhao


13.00: 14.00
Table One: Chinese Painting, led by Jing
Table Two: Chinese Characters and Numbers, led by Elizabeth

14:05 – 15:05
Table One: Chinese Tea Ceremony & Wellbeing, led by Xiaomin
Table Two: Chinese Paper Cutting, led by Mrs Zhao

Please be advised that each workshop can hold a maximum of 15 children, so it is important for you to arrive early to secure your space! You will be able to purchase refreshments in our tea room which is open from 10:00 till 16:00 with last food orders at 15:00

Garden Entry + Activity Prices:

Adults (17+): £10
Seniors (60+): £9
Children under 11 go free (2 per paying adult)
Young Adults (11-17): £5
Family (2 adults and 3x young adults): £25

Note: if you’re a current member then you will be able to access the activities as part of your membership. 


Winter at Pinetum Gardens

Winter at Pinetum Gardens

AS THE heavens open, and residents mourn the passing of Summer, Pinetum Gardens in St Austell is offering a ray of hope – with an offer to check out Cornwall’s most colourful winter gardens.

The three-acre winter garden is full of ‘curve appeal’ because it was designed to look like a rose, with paths spiralling out from the centre. All the plants have either winter flowers, beautiful bark, colourful foliage, or heavily scented leaves. There are also scores of heathers, hundreds of bulbs, and some very unusual evergreen trees – all designed to look fabulous, whatever the weather.

The winter garden is one of 10 distinct areas within the 30-acre Pinetum site off the A391 near Holmbush. There are also Japanese, cottage, water, woodland and sunken gardens, as well as the pinetum, an arboretum, a serene lake, and a high quality on-site café and gift shop.

Locals are reminded to buy or renew their season tickets for 2018, ahead of a planned price increase. From now until December 31, season tickets bought online or at admissions will cost £16. Pinetum will also amend start dates on any passes bought for others as Christmas presents. From January 1, 2018, the price of a season ticket will be £18.

Baby and Child Clothing Swap

Baby and Child Clothing Swap

On Sunday 15th October 2017, 10am until 2pm we are hosting a baby and child clothing swap at Pinetum Gardens. A great chance to swap clothing with other Mums and give aid to BABA as well. Reserve your space by emailing: hello@www.pinetumgardens.com. We suggest a donation of £5 per table for BABA.

Dog Show at Pinetum Gardens!

Dog Show at Pinetum Gardens!

PINETUM Gardens is cementing its reputation as a canine-friendly garden – by inviting four-legged friends to strut their stuff at a dog show, as well as explore the grounds.

The attraction is hosting a fun dog show on September 23 from 10-4pm in aid of the Cornish charity Tanya’s Courage – which supports young people who have cancer.

The event takes place in the courtyard garden, where admission is free. Each entry to the show costs £1 – with all proceeds donated to the charity.

Chang Li, owner of the gardens, said: “There are dogs in around one in three households in the UK, and we want to do everything we can to make them welcome at Pinetum.

“We already see breeds of all shapes and sizes exploring the 30-acre grounds. It will be great to see the dogs enjoying the grounds in a new way.”

The event also offers an opportunity for local businesses to set up pitches on site – awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Parking, the courtyard garden, courtyard and tearoom are free to enter, however anyone wishing to explore the stunning gardens (with or without a dog) will need to pay the entrance fee. Children under 11 are free.

The classes are:

  1. Most Handsome Dog
  2. Prettiest Female Dog
  3. Best Six Legs
  4. Waggiest Tail
  5. Best Short Coat
  6. Best Long Coat
  7. Most Appealing Eyes
  8. Best Trick
  9. The Dog (Male or Female The Judge Most Wants To Take Home)
  10. Best Dog Over 15” (Male or Female)
  11. Best Dog Under 15” (Male Or Female)
  12. Best Rescued Dog (Male Or Female)
  13. Best Puppy: 4-12 months old (Male Or Female)
  14. Best Handler
  15. Best Child Handler (Up to the age of 10 years)
  16. Best Child Handler (11 – 16 years)
  17. Best Condition Dog (Male Or Female)
  18. Best Fancy Dress (Male Or Female)
  19. Best In Show (Free Class For All Winners)