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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #4 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 15 September 2017 via mobile

Friends had recommended visiting the gardens and we were not disappointed. We had a super lunch the the cafe. Food was delicious and reasonable priced for the size of the portions. That set us up for a walk around the gardens. The walls around the garden are set against a hillside so are naturally steep in some sections. There are numerous sculptures and interactive spaces and the views are simply amazing. Overall for the price of entry we had a great day and would recommend a visit.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We've been visiting this part of the country for many years though only found this excellent site this year. A good walk and a mostly excellent collection of exhibits. Interesting sculpture and fascinating collection of plants not usually seen in this country. Tea room a trifle 'stiff' ... waiting on a rainy day for a table ... though worth the result.

Thank davidmackey
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, very well kept and good exercise too! Some of the sculptures are beautiful, and quirky. We also had the added bonus of sunshine which made it even better.

Only improvement I would please ask is to spread the dog waste bins out rather than having them both near the entrance.

Thank buzbyCheshire
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great time walking around. Great sculptures and great plants. Tree ferns really love the climate of the garden. Be prepared for steep slopes and steep steps. Not suitable if you are unsteady.

The art gallery is also a must see.

We had lunch which was very good although inside is noisy when busy.

Thank ASMFMF-Trip
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The gardens are lovely but set in a steep sided valley so if you can't cope with steep and in places uneven paths you won't make it round all of it which might be frustrating. The sculptures ... well maybe I'm just too scientific and logical, but the explanations in the leaflet just seemed fanciful rubbish to me. Some of the sculptures are really nice to look at others were, in my humble opinion, a waste of space, but hey what do I know?
The cafe served a good flat white but a great looking but fairly tasteless very sweet cake.

1  Thank Diana W
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