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Pinsla Gardens and Nursery

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Pinsla is an artist's garden set in picturesque Cornish woodland. The garden is situated at Glynn near the village of Cardinham, on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

With naturalistic planting and imaginative landscaping, the highly attractive garden covers 1 acres and is well worth a visit.

Pinsla is excellent for wildlife with myriad birds, paths lead round the cottage garden planting which surrounds the eighteenth century cottage. Tender perennials and annuals to provide constantly changing colour and texture, amongst a framework of perennial and grasses.

Shade loving perennials, acers, ferns and bamboos flourish on the edge of the woodland. Small leaved rhododendrons, golden yews, and cloud pruned shrubs provide structure beneath majestic forest trees.

A stone circle, granite boulders, ponds and abstract patterns give further interest, the stone circle is filled with bulbs, wildflowers and grasses. The garden provides olenty of variety and many good ideas for the smaller garden.

Entry to the nursery is free. Pinsla propagate for the garden and nursery and have a well tested range of reliable and unusual plants for sale, including ferns, shade plants, scented geraniums, cranesbills and perennials, acers, succulents, bedding, and bamboos. A friendly expert advice service is also available. Unusual land art is to be found in the garden and a vast range of sculpture, wall plaques and garden furniture in the nursery.


From the A30 - take any turning to the village of Cardinham. Then follow the Brown Tourist Signs from the village, the garden is about 2 miles to the south.

From the A38 do not take any of the turnings to Cardinham before you see the signs for Cardinham Woods and Lanhydrock. This is at the roundabout where the A38 links to the A30. Take the turning that is signed posted to Cardinham woods, Cardinham and the Crematorium. Drive past the crematorium and you will see the brown signs, follow the signs which will take you up a wooded road for about 2 miles. At the top of the hill you will find Pinsla Garden on the right.

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