Pine Lodge Gardens, being situated on the warm and sheltered south coast of St.Austell Bay, in Cornwall, provide excellent growing conditions for rare, unusual and tender plants. Many have been grown from seed from plant hunting expeditions all over the world to which Shirley has been contributing since 1985.
The collection at Pine Lodge Gardens now stands at well over 6,000 plants, all labelled, in over 30 acres of gardens, and it is being added to each year. Shirley is extremely interested and involved in cultivating as many rare plants as possible for added interst in the Gardens and for sale in the Nursery.
Planting in Pine Lodge Gardens has been very carefully planned to provide interest throughout the year. The Gardens are regarded as having several dimensions, not least of which is scent, and this becomes apparent during your walk around Pine Lodge Gardens.