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Cornwall Branch visits Pinetum Gardens

Last Updated:  23/08/2017

The Cornwall Branch AA held a visit to Pinetum Gardens, Holmbush St Austell on 12th August to walk the site and view the trees. This site was originally laid out as a conifer collection and they specialised in unusual trees from around the world. This is combined with an area of parkland that contains mature native trees including Oaks which are remnants of the sites agricultural past.

We were lucky enough to be shown around by the Owner, Mr Chang Li, who spent several hours with us pointing out the Champion trees and asking for our advice and input on the management of the trees on the site. Mr Li has developed the site which is 30 acres in total and he has brought an Eastern influence which has added to the gardens appeal.

Full details of the gardens can be found on the website at

It was a very enjoyable visit and I would recommend the gardens to any fellow tree nerds who want to geek out on rare trees.