With over 6000 labelled plants, Pinetum Park is a testimont to the dedication and enthusiasm of amateur horticulturists Ray and Shirley Clemo a who travelled the world collecting seeds and plants to establish this remarkable Garden.
This Skakkei garden (borrowed scenery) is a new addition and is the result of detailed and careful planning following a visit by Ray and Shirley
to the very beautiful gardens of Kyoto in Japan.
While in Japan they were able to study different forms of gardens and were lucky to obtain plans of one that they enjoyed.
They also visited the Kyoto Botanical Gardens and made friends with one of the English speaking gardeners who, after hearing they were going home to build a Japanese garden, offered any seed of the plants in his
On returning home, the seeds arrived and now a list appears every year for Shirley
to choose from and, as a result, nearly all of the plants in the garden are from seed obtained in this way.