PINETUM Gardens is cementing its reputation as a canine-friendly garden – by inviting four-legged friends to strut their stuff at a dog show, as well as explore the grounds.

The attraction is hosting a fun dog show on September 23 from 10-4pm in aid of the Cornish charity Tanya’s Courage – which supports young people who have cancer.

The event takes place in the courtyard garden, where admission is free. Each entry to the show costs £1 – with all proceeds donated to the charity.

Chang Li, owner of the gardens, said: “There are dogs in around one in three households in the UK, and we want to do everything we can to make them welcome at Pinetum.

“We already see breeds of all shapes and sizes exploring the 30-acre grounds. It will be great to see the dogs enjoying the grounds in a new way.”

The event also offers an opportunity for local businesses to set up pitches on site – awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Parking, the courtyard garden, courtyard and tearoom are free to enter, however anyone wishing to explore the stunning gardens (with or without a dog) will need to pay the entrance fee. Children under 11 are free.

The classes are:

  1. Most Handsome Dog
  2. Prettiest Female Dog
  3. Best Six Legs
  4. Waggiest Tail
  5. Best Short Coat
  6. Best Long Coat
  7. Most Appealing Eyes
  8. Best Trick
  9. The Dog (Male or Female The Judge Most Wants To Take Home)
  10. Best Dog Over 15” (Male or Female)
  11. Best Dog Under 15” (Male Or Female)
  12. Best Rescued Dog (Male Or Female)
  13. Best Puppy: 4-12 months old (Male Or Female)
  14. Best Handler
  15. Best Child Handler (Up to the age of 10 years)
  16. Best Child Handler (11 – 16 years)
  17. Best Condition Dog (Male Or Female)
  18. Best Fancy Dress (Male Or Female)
  19. Best In Show (Free Class For All Winners)