Pine Lodge Gardens 30 acre estate which is a garden within a garden, with parkland, lake and woodland, an arboretum and pinetum. Mediterranean and southern hemisphere plants as well as "usual" Cornwall rhododendrons, magnolias
Pine Lodge Gardens had its beginnings in the 1950's as a two acre garden. The land had been used for tin and copper mining around 1830 - Cuddra Consolidated Tin Mines. It was finally abandoned as uneconomical in the 1850's and reverted back to the home farm of the Cuddra Estate, until that was broken up and sold. The estate had apparently been associated with the Rashleigh family in the 19th century. The present owners moved here in 1976 and became fascinated with the world of plants.
Mr and Mrs R H J Clemo have more that 5 acres of garden planted with a wide range of 6.000 plants. These well-labelled rare and tender plants are a pleasure for any plant-lover.
In addition to rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias there are Mediterranean and southern-hemisphere plants. Herbaceous borders with stunning colour combinations, climbers of many varieties ramble over the walls and pergola, a fernery, a formal garden, a woodland walk, shrubberies and a wild flower meadow. The water features include a wild life pond, marsh gardens, an ornamental pond, a lake with an island. Trees are also a speciality with a four acre Pinetum, an Arboretum and an acre of Japanese garden.
Pine Lodge holds the National Collection of Grevilleas. This flower always draws a lot of attention. The very unusual Grevillea is a wild flower of Australia belonging to the Protea family.
Pine Lodge Gardens, Cornwall