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“Hidden Gem!”

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Penzance
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major attraction in West Cornwall. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of contemporary artwork. The very favoured micro climate of kindly winter temperatures and shelter from the wind allow exotic and half - hardy plants to flourish. The planting schemes are appropriate to the varying individual habitats but carry a unifying theme of sculptural forms, textures and colours, complementing what nature has already provided. Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. Internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash, Richard Long and Tim Shaw have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work, which harmonise with the landscape.
Reviewed 12 October 2013

What a treat, met up with friends here today and spent a good 5 and a half hours in the most amazing garden! We had our children (and dogs) with us and they enjoyed exploring the many paths and hunting out the sculptures. We grown ups also enjoyed the excellent Lime Tree Cafe and partook of lunch and later ice creams and tea. Fabulous menu in lovely surroundings with a children's menu too. Best of all dogs are welcome on leads everywhere but inside the cafe and the Cornish weather didn't let us down so we were happy to be at an outside table in the last of the years sun. There is an entry charge for the garden (you can use the shop and cafe for free!) but only for over 11's and it's certainly not extortionate. Plenty of dog waste bins and water bowls dotted about and we didn't see any waste not cleaned up. We'll be back to see this Gem of a garden develop; so good to see something open in a recession, it deserves to succeed.

Thank TheSimpsonFamily4
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Really enjoyed our visit, the views were stunning and the sculptures were lovely. The gardens are just beautiful and the view across to St Michaels Mount took my breath away. Some of the steeper steps were difficult for my parents to traverse but we managed and were grateful for the little benches along the way at various viewing points. The camera obscurer was very cool.
We were a little shocked at prices in the cafe but the food was simply divine and we'll worth the prices charged.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and really added to a wonderful visit.

Thank Jessbass
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

The various quirky sculptures added interest to what is a relatively simple garden plant-wise. The landscaping was very good though, with a variety of viewpoints making the most of the fabulous views on offer. The Lime Tree Cafe was fantastic and well worth a visit.

Thank JoiedeVivreCotswolds
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

I loved the visit on a sunny September day. Slthough there were quite a few people around, it had a peaceful air about it. A well marked route. Enjoyed the camera obscura and the amazing building at the top. A couple of the sculptures were something and nothing, so I hope that these lesser ones will be changed from time to time to keep the interest up, but the major works were well worth seeing. the planting was interesting and very varied. Good quality cafe and plenty of parking.

Thank Morwenna B
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Such a magical, peaceful and hidden gem! Amazing staff and food, beautiful gardens with many nooks and crannies and impressive sculptures! A must visit! x

Thank jacks2308
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