Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens’ dramatic landscape, combined with large-scale exotic, sub-tropical planting, provides the backdrop to contemplative and inspiring art by internationally renowned artists. A major attraction near Penzance in West Cornwall, Tremenheere can be found in a beautiful sheltered valley, overlooking St Michael’s Mount, with woods and a stream, interwoven with an evolving programme of contemporary artwork. The creations of artists such as James Turrell, David Nash, Richard Long, Tim Shaw and Peter Randall-Page interact with the setting to create site-specific permanent work, which harmonises with the landscape. Within this breath-taking location, Tremenheere hosts its sculpture garden, gallery, shop, nursery and restaurant.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Rose N
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth visiting
    Many a visit to this sculpture park and it never disappoints me, May or September when we visit. They have recently done a lot of work which enhances it as well as new sculptures. The view are also amazing. Lovely and reasonably priced place to visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Gymmonster
    Penzance, United Kingdom107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to relax and enjoy your meal
    We had a family lunch at the gardens and it was great. The seating is ample and enough room to get around the table, the menu is varied and several of our party are vegetarian and we're well catered for. The pricing realistic for the portion size, the small salad is a good size, and the drinks menu varied. On top of this we had great service and, whilst maybe not in the control of the gardens, glorious weather. A great venue and a great location.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Chris T
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wish I had known about this on previous holidays in the area
    We went here after suffering from that very rare occurrence in Cornwall of too many sunny days on the beach. We looked around for things to do and came across this place. The walk through the sculptures was delightful with some very interesting pieces of art to look at. The flowers and layout is enchanting with some lovely shaded areas to get out of the August sunshine. The views of St Michael's mount are amazing. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone holidaying in the area.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 6 June 2023
  • jaynef
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous gardens
    What a cracking garden!!! We usually visit Cornwall off season and the garden is closed - but it’s July and we had it on our list…. It’s fabulous. Yes, we enjoy visiting gardens, and this is now one of our favourites. Particularly impressed by its story of how it has been developed, love the mix of art with the planting and woodland. The sculptures were so interesting. We enjoyed the wooded areas mostly this time (we’ll go back another time when cooler) because it was very hot and sunny, but there is also open space to explore. It’s compact but perfectly planned with so much to enjoy. We were there 2 hours, great value entrance fee £11 each adult. Plenty of parking. Lovely scone in the cafe (bit pricey though). Some steep steps in places, I think a lot of the garden would be inaccessible for those with mobility issues but the staff were advising someone as we were paying the entrance fee so worth checking ahead to see if suitable.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Martin C
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant gardens.
    First some slight warnings. The gardens are positioned on steep slopes on a hillside . The terraces can be very attractive but also challenging for unfit or disabled visitors. Before entering the garden entrance you might be wise to use the toilets in the cafeteria. Otherwise you will have to retrace your steps back to the start just as we did. We did not find the signage to the payment kiosk very clear. It is not at the shop, but up the path behind. Now for the positives. The gardens are attractive with an excellent view from the hilltop. As for the sculptures, I found them variable but I think most people would be delighted by the Skyspace on the hilltop.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • David T
    Falmouth, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5*
    If you are looking for a great family package that will occupy most of the day - this is it. Beautiful garden with loads of interesting and unusual sculptures to admire and fabulous plants everywhere. The restaurant has a great menu with food of all sorts. What makes this five star? the staff. Friendly, happy, cheerful, and welcoming. This is a very rare venue, the whole package is super.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Mark L
    Bromsgrove, United Kingdom338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Hidden Gem
    We called in one afternoon on another dull drizzly July afternoon! We’d previously visited Trebah and Lost Gardens of Heligan so didn’t know what to expect. We wandered round the sculptures up the grassy hillside with the Acropolis structure being the most stunning. We then headed for the gardens which are roughly £10 per adult entry fee. The gardens are an excellent oasis of exotic plants cultivated over many years. There’s numerous art/sculptures scattered around the gardens which provide excellent interest and add to the gardens enjoyment. One thing about Tremenheem is that there are numerous amazing viewing platforms to see St Michaels Mount in the distance. We then called back to have a coffee and cake at the cafe which was very busy and the choice of meals on the menu is excellent. I suspect booking would be advisable for a meal. We had a great few hours and would definitely recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • danny
    Cornwall, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 STAR SUNDAY ROAST! WOW
    WOW Sunday lunch at Tremenheere. As a frequent visitor to this place, I have always enjoyed the Roast and it was even better than in the past. Last Sunday was truly exceptional. My roast was the best roast I have had in Cornwall in awhile the Roast beef and the accompaniments were as good as I have had here (particularly the stuffing!). My partners pork was exceptional and really tender with great presentation. The staff were really good whose customer service and professionalism was superb Best meal ever at tremenheere. Keep up the good work Chef!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Jim
    Biggin Hill, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to visit and absolutely fantastic food in the little restaurant there as well.
    This place wasn’t widely advertised. I met someone quite accidentally out walking their dog who mentioned it might be worth visiting and also mentioned the their little cafe/ restaurant. Am I glad we went it was absolutely brilliant and the food was simply beautiful. Not the typical menu and not horrendously expensive either. Definitely recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • tim4022018
    Market Harborough, United Kingdom69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious food and fun sculptures in a perfect setting.
    Thought provoking Sculpture park full of fun coupled with delicious food in a perfect setting. Excellent menu and excellent service. We arrived for breakfast at 10am, toured the gardens and couldn’t resist staying for lunch. Recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
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FyingKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand1,075 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If interested in modern sculpture, then this is a must-see sight. For those who are not, it is still a pleasant stroll through a large park where can allow yourself to form one’s own opinions on the forms of others and immerse yourself into some pleasant scenery.
Written 13 May 2024
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Irene E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Absolutely fantastic brilliant day out great sculptures very interesting thought provoking gorgeous setting excellent cafe to.
Written 6 May 2024
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Chris and Jean
Derbyshire, UK594 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very attractive sculpture park on a hillside inland from Longrock (between Penzance and Marazion). Easy enough to get to by car but needs a little thought if you’re relying on the excellent bus service. We caught the #16 bus from Penzance bus station at 10.30 (next at 11.30), with the return at 14.05 giving us just the right amount of time (next at 16.05).

Cafe is very smart but doesn’t do lunchtime snacks, only a luncheon menu, so if you only want sandwiches you’ll need to bring your own to eat in the grounds (lots of seats and gazebos towards the upper part of the site).

The gardens are definitely NOT suited to anyone with limited mobility (or wheelchairs). There’s a hefty gradient and lots of steps, and in consequence even a number of the paths described as “Step free and easier access paths” turn out to be effective cul-de-sacs. My wife walking with two sticks only managed the woodland walk, which unfortunately was the least interesting part of the site sculpture-wise.

I had a quick whizz round most of the site and my lack of prior knowledge meant I looked at the pieces I passed with few preconceptions (meaning I either liked them or I didn’t!), but having since spotted an article* in the American magazine 'Sculpture' I think I’d have benefited had I read it beforehand.

[*Trying to be helpful I did include the link, but TA in their infinite wisdom thought it was advertising and blocked it, so if you're interested you'll just have to search yourself for sculpturemagazine + tremenheere ...]
Written 5 May 2024
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Cotsboho
UK1,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I loved Tremenheere! A friendly welcome at the ticket office where they issue a ticket that allows you to re-enter if you want to take a break in the cafe and then explore some more. They also give you a handy map to help explore and this clearly shows which paths are laid and which are rougher and include steps. It's a fair climb to the top, but there are lots of places to sit if you need a breather. The sculptures are varied and there are some fabulous views of Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount - great photo opportunities.

There is also a lovely quiet reflection space, by the pond

The garden setting is beautiful, especially if your preference is for gardens that are not "over manicured"

This is definitely a place I will revisit through the seasons

There is a cafe, which I will review separately, and a small shop. The shop had interesting things but by the time I had explored and also had coffee the shop had closed (mid afternoon) which was a shame.

All in all well worth a visit
Written 30 March 2024
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suzannahannazus
Exeter, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Stunning gardens which we visited during a short break to Cornwall. We spent about 2 hours here, although if it was a sunnier day we most likely would’ve stayed longer and brought a picnic. Admission was more than other gardens, but it’s such a unique place and is well worth a visit. The cafe closed before we left at around 3.30pm, but we would have stopped for coffee had it been open.
Written 20 March 2024
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Elaine G
Cornwall, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My husband and I renewed our vows with our family and two close friends in the sculpture gardens and hired the Pagoda - it was magical - followed by the most amazing vegan lunch - we were very spoiled and the staff went above and beyond to ensure we had the best day!
Written 2 March 2024
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Sarah W
Poole, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Absolutely beautiful place. So tranquil and I would definitely recommend a visit. I will be going back next spring.
Written 25 December 2023
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Ktpcat
Lyme Regis, UK277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Lovely garden, great nursery and excellent restaurant.

Garden is dog friendly and they are welcome on the restaurant terrace or under cover in inclement weather
Written 10 October 2023
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tim4022018
Market Harborough, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Thought provoking Sculpture park full of fun coupled with delicious food in a perfect setting. Excellent menu and excellent service. We arrived for breakfast at 10am, toured the gardens and couldn’t resist staying for lunch. Recommended.
Written 8 October 2023
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Jim
Biggin Hill, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This place wasn’t widely advertised. I met someone quite accidentally out walking their dog who mentioned it might be worth visiting and also mentioned the their little cafe/ restaurant.
Am I glad we went it was absolutely brilliant and the food was simply beautiful. Not the typical menu and not horrendously expensive either.
Definitely recommend.
Written 10 September 2023
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