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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #3 of 69 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 6 August 2014

Really enjoyed trip with family to these gardens which have added interest with several sculptures/installations dotted around. Lush woodland and ponds contrasting with succulent zone. Lovely cafe and interesting shop/small deli. Great views overlooking St Michaels Mount.

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is definitely worth a look if you are in to gardens. There are some strange sculptures dotted around to keep the interest going, a camera obscura, and some great view points. The big white oval room with an open ceiling is particularly amazing. The decked walkway back down through the woods is lovely but I did wonder about the condition of some of the boards. Nice cafe to finish off with.

Thank KevinDrumm
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Have been visiting for a few years and enjoying watching these gardens develop with great planting - fans of Tresco Abbey Gardens and St Michael's Mount gardens will enjoy. And the sculptures by Nash and others add to the experience. And the café/restaurant has become a major feature, with evening events in addition to the daytime café.

2  Thank Ken M
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We were lucky enough to be able to arrange to get married in the Pagoda at Tremenheere last Wednesday. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the organisation was faultless and the setting and food were absolutely perfect. The gardens have come on allot in the last 18 months and it really is a magical setting. Can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you.

1  Thank Alec M
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We hit the cafe first. All sparkly and clean with a room at the side with seating and more seating out the front. There was also another seating area with a canvas cover which we tried but my patience was fraying with a petulant child and his modern parenting father.
As we started up the track to walk off the superb cake the atmosphere became more tranquil. Not as arty as I thought it was going to be. We did find the odd sculpture lurking amongst the leaves but as I think has already been said, it feels like work in progress. Despite being loaded with cake we continued upwards to the viewpoint at the top. Perfect views of St Michaels Mount. Would have been nice at the top to be able to at least get some water as on our visit it was a really hot day.
On the way back down we popped in the Camera Obscura which actually works really well. I also became fascinated by a grass type plant that moved in the gentle breeze like it was exploding. Sadly couldnt find it in the plant shop next to the cafe. There does seem to be more plants on the cafe roof garden than there are for sale !
Another place we will visit again to see what progress has been made.

2  Thank Containsnuts
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