Pinetum Gardens

Two kids playing at Pinetum Gardens in Cornwall

Light streaming through a tree in the woodlands at Pinetum

Winter colour at Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall

We have just had a beautiful October half term with warm sun and golden leaves. Sadly this can't always be guaranteed in Cornwall! There is still plenty to see and do in November.

Geese enjoying the water at Pinetum Gardens

Autumn trees at Pinetum Gardens Cornwall

Weather-worn statue at Pinetum Gardens, Cornwall

I think the real benefit to living in somewhere as picturesque as Cornwall isn't just those balmy summer days, but the rogue and surprising sunny moments gifted to us out of season. Walking on the beach as the sun dips behind the gently bobby horizon is truly special. Or exploring the ancient woodlands and wild moorland with those slightly hilarious long-haired cows, not a soul in sight. 

Serene lake at Pinetum Gardens

Pinetum Gardens in Cornwall illustrated map

As well as Cornwall's natural benefits, the cultivated ones are a treat in November too. True, many of our gardens are at their finest in spring or early summer, but Pinetum gardens in St Austell was actually designed as a winter garden and well worth a visit.

The tranquil Pinetum gardens in St Austell

Deceptively spacious Pinetum Gardens in Cornwall

Winter colour at Pinetum Gardens in Cornwall

With leaves a blaze with autumnal colour, bright berries, stunning bark, colourful foliage and sweet smelling scents - the 30 acre estate provides plenty of interest. There is over 6000 different types of plants and a cafĂ© too (an essential in my book!) 

The gardens at Pinetum are very varied, with Japanese influence as well as Cornish and English landscaping

Near the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan you have Pinetum Gardens in St Austelll

You can check out the website for the Pinetum Gardens winter opening times and events that might be on.

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