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“Well worth a visit!”

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 28 August 2014

We try to visit various gardens when we come to Cornwall & Tremenheere was a new one to us & we weren't disappointed. Luckily we chose a day when it wasn't raining to walk around & spent 3 or 4 hours just wandering around the gardens taking in the plants, flowers, sculptures & various huts & buildings.

I could describe the various architectural exhibits, but I imagine some sculptures might be changed or added to & I think it would take away the surprise for new visitors .....

However, there's ample parking & a good refreshment building to return to after the walk.

We look forward to returning the next time we're in the area.

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We spent an afternoon here enjoying the informality of the gardens with stunning views across Mount's Bay. The gardens are developing in terms of sculpture and part of the challenge is finding them. The centre piece is worth going to see in its own right - James Turrell's 'Twilight in Cornwall' - this is an elliptical chamber beneath the ground where one sits and looks at the sky above. The chamber is all white and the effect looking out is incredible. We say it is summer light - a night visit would be good too. Clap your hands when sitting in the exhibit and see what happens! The Lime Tree Café on site is really excellent. We shall return.

1  Thank TechnoProf
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Everything about this place is fab, the welcome is always warm and the food devine. Platter evening was excellent value and delicious.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Beautiful gardens, the sculptures were ... artistic ... if they were there. Half the sculptures on the map did not seem to be there, or were not understood by us perhaps? But what a gardens!

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

A real hidden gem away from the crowds, even in peak season. It is perfect for all types and all ages. There's a great sense of escape here, with some magical exhibits and excellent views of Mounts Bay. After your visit be sure to treat yourself to the wonderful cafe, offering a great range of locally sourced food and drink. It may not be the easiest place to find, a sat nab will help, but it is well worth the effort.

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