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Our first sprinkling of snow 1/1/10 - PINE LODGE GARDENS

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By pamd

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We’ve been very lucky and not had any snow untill the evening of New Years Day. Got up the next morning, but just a sprinkling.

Although very cold, it was such a lovely sunny morning and beautiful blue sky. A friend of mine had broken her wrist before Xmas and was feeling very down, so I sugested we went for a walk through Pine Lodge Gardens, which is just along the road from where I live. A real plantspersons garden.

It’s beginnings was a two acre garden which now covers thirty acres.
Their collection of plants and trees stand at over 6000 specimens.

The history of the land goes back to tin and copper mining back in 1830 but became uneconomical in 1850. Eventually the estate was broken up & sold. Which is when, in the 50’s the owners bought the two acre site. Below are a few photo’s obviously not the best time to see plants and flowers, but it was such a beautiful morning and really did give my friend a “lift”


The garden consists of differnent gardens within gardens. The next few are the Japanese garden.


Then there is the Winter garden, this is the latest development, formed now about two or three years ago. The stag is called Humphry


There is also a very large area turned into an Arboratum, so I’ll add a few more pics. and any more I’ll put on my photo file.


Lastly a few general, the lake, the students study rooms.( Which I didn’t mention it’s now used for taking Horticulture diploma’s etc.)


I hope you like this blog. “You could come and stay at our B & B and see for yourselves”. Pam.

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Gorgeous place for a walk even on a cool winter's day - bet it looks spectacular in spring/summer. Enjoyed your photos.

4 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for sharing your walk Pam, it looks a smashing place to visit and I `m pleased it gave a lift to your friends spirits,......

4 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

It looks really lovely pamd and aren't you lucky to have only just had a sprinkling. We have had snow since the week before Christmas in Norfolk and the temperatures are almost always below or on freezing.
I specially like the Japanese garden and the Winter garden. It all looks lovely enough in Winter, but it must be fantastic in Summer and Spring.

4 Jan, 2010

 

Oh thank you for your prompt comments. I forgot to add, the gardens have recently been sold but the owners still live there in a beautiful wooden cabin on the edge of the arboratum. We hope it dosent get changed too much.

4 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks for taking us on the walk with you, really enjoyed it.

4 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Pam, looks a beautiful garden, loved the heathers :0)

4 Jan, 2010

 

Nice blog Pam~ When we were there about 18 months ago it must have been the owner we saw ~ he was really proud of the gardens so I hope he has sold them on to someone who will take care it~ particularly as he will be living on site~I have pictures of huge Gunnera as tall as I am!

4 Jan, 2010

 

It looks a lovely place to visit. You're lucky to be living near it.

4 Jan, 2010

 

Very interesting gardens, really enjoyed the walk around them, we have friends in Cornwall would be good to combine a visit.

4 Jan, 2010

 

Nice blog. We will make a point of visiting this area next time we travel down south. Like Mad I too liked the japanese garden very much.

4 Jan, 2010

 

You would be more than welcome to look me up. Happy New Year

4 Jan, 2010

 

Pamd - I had already booked a break in Cornwall for the beginning of May and this garden is one that we visit. Thanks for the preview

4 Jan, 2010

 

Andrew, I know you will enjoy it. Are you on a tour or under your own steam, because another (private) garden which we feel matches Pine Lodge is one called Marsh Villa in Par. I'm in between both of these gardens you would be welcome to look me up.

4 Jan, 2010

 

I'm on a tour Pam. We are also going to Boconnoc and Caerhays (I've been there before but it's a great garden at that time of year), Tregrehan, Ken-Caro, Lamorran House, the Japanes garden at St Mawgan, Marsh Villa and Bosvigo

5 Jan, 2010

 

I live almost opposite Tregrehan Andrew and as I said Marsh Villa is great, lady gardener Judith and her husband Harvey a character. I know them both very well. All great gardens have a super time.

5 Jan, 2010

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