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“Few sculptures,difficult access,but superb cafe!”

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #3 of 65 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 new attraction in West Cornwall which opened mid September 2012. 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 high quality contemporary art installations. Inspirational....contemplative... a joy to visit... Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. Internationally renowned artists, such as James Turrell and David Nash have interacted with the garden to create site specific permanent work which harmonise with the setting. The land also provides a forum for ever changing temporary, or even ephemeral arts in all its forms. Ticket Prices: Standard Adult : £8.00 Concessions: £6.50 11 - 15 Years: £4.50 Under 11: Free Family Ticket (Two Adults and Two 11 - 15 Years): £20.00 Season Ticket: £30.00 Opening Times: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Reviewed 4 May 2014

There is no doubt this garden has considerable potential however at present it has limited sculpture (8?),much of the garden is immature,and access is difficult. Had the entrance charges been more reasonable this would not have been an issue however in my view the cost does not justify a visit.

To say on the website "Some wheelchair users may find areas of the garden difficult to acess without assistants due to the steep terrain" is,in my view bordering on dishonest.We saw two people with walking sticks and one visitor in an electric buggy struggle and give up because if the steep inclines.

For the fit and healthy this is a garden to visit in a few years time.

Leaving aside the garden there is a superb cafe well worth a visit without seeing the garden.A very good selection of meals,snacks,drinks all with first class ingredients and very well prepared and presented.

1  Thank BOBOK777
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This garden was beautiful in itself without the sculptures! The planting was excellent [So many different plants & some I had not seen before!] as were the walks which helped you to explore all these gardens had to offer. The view of St Michaels Mount from the highest point of these gardens was a joy to behold! The Lime Tree Cafe served delicious food...I had 'Pea and Asparagus Soup'....absolutely delicious!

Thank FionaChinnor
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

A great work of plantsmanship which will grow into a very beautiful garden as it matures over the years. Don't miss the Aquaobscura feature. It's a must!

Thank RazvanChisu
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

It's a great walk they allow dogs and it is very welcoming although their are not as many sculptures as it expected for a sculpture gardens . But it is beautiful, I suggest it but do not expect a sculpture garden.

Thank Trixie E
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The gardens are medium sized with some stunning sculptures. The James Turrel elliptical piece is worth the visit by itself.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
The cafe is amazing.
This is a great example of how one person can have a vision that then brings joy and inspiration to thousands.
Gardens are not good for any one with mobility problems but we left my dad very happy in the cafe whilst I took my 8 year old nephew around. He loved it and wants to go back.

2  Thank mrsnesbett
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