Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
4.5
Art Galleries • Gardens
10:30 - 17:30
Monday
10:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 17:30
Thursday
10:30 - 17:30
Friday
10:30 - 17:30
Saturday
10:30 - 17:30
Sunday
10:30 - 17:30
About
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens’ dramatic landscape, combined with large-scale exotic, sub-tropical planting, provides the backdrop to contemplative and inspiring art by internationally renowned artists. A major attraction near Penzance in West Cornwall, Tremenheere can be found in a beautiful sheltered valley, overlooking St Michael’s Mount, with woods and a stream, interwoven with an evolving programme of contemporary artwork. The creations of artists such as James Turrell, David Nash, Richard Long, Tim Shaw and Peter Randall-Page interact with the setting to create site-specific permanent work, which harmonises with the landscape. Within this breath-taking location, Tremenheere hosts its sculpture garden, gallery, shop, nursery and restaurant.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Guinivere
St Agnes, UK18 contributions
Definitely worth a Visit
Sep 2021
Visited the gardens yesterday(21/9). It was a glorious day weatherwise so the gardens came into their own. After a snack of a gorgeous cheese scone etc we set off to explore.
I loved all the vantage points to see St Michael's Mount and to see all the Aeoniums all over the garden and the other succulents reaching their full potential in our part of the world was an added bonus. There are some very interesting plants and plantings which was by far the most captivating thing to me. Some of the sculptures left me wondering 'Why?' but then I am a painter not a sculptor.
However, I did love the Skyspace and could have sat there for a long time just meditating.
Overall, it was a lovely experience BUT, it would be so much more educational if the plants were labelled, especially the more unusual palms and succulents.
We spent around 3 hours exploring and just enjoying the gardens, then visited the plant shop which is very well maintained and excellent quality of plant material.
Written 22 September 2021
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Maddi S
61 contributions
Lovely garden
Sep 2021 • Family
We visited in September 2021. It took us around 3 hours but you can take as long or as little as you’d like. It was the most beautiful garden, full of tropical palm trees, banana and rubber plants, cacti and succulents. There were magnificent magnolias. Dog friendly. There was plenty of places to sit. Exciting walkways. Stunning hidden sculptures. A camera obscure, a white room, and an observation platform. As well as a gorgeous shop full of local created gifts, perfect for children & adults. Plenty of things to do. So incredibly lovely.
Written 17 September 2021
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fourviolets
Hertford, UK397 contributions
Magical place
Sep 2021
I went to the gardens with two friends and we spent about 90 minutes walking around looking at the sculptures, installations, plants and trees. It is a magical place and even though it was very busy, we managed to find ourselves alone at several points. What I remember most is the white domed chamber that you can look at the sky through, with wonderful light effects when the sun emerged; and the camera obscura which is great fun. There is also a very secluded, very green area with a stream.
We enjoyed our visit very much and it is a fantastic place to take photographs.
What would I change? It would be great if seniors got a discount ! this is not a cheap visit at £9.
The cafe - obviously very popular and as it is outside the entrance, it is obvious that people visit purely for the cafe, meaning there is no hope of paying visitors getting a seat when they exit. There is also a kiosk but no seating which is a shame.
The trees are wonderful, I did dig around around on the website and find a list of the species, I was so excited to see some of them like Norfolk Island Pine. I appreciate that labelling is a mammoth task, but some of these wonderful specimens could be labelled?
Or the tree guide given out on request, or perhaps at a small charge, on entry?

As for the sculptures, I found many pretentious and irritating, but some like the temple and the minotaur are striking and in keeping.
Written 16 September 2021
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alcopop1
Wiltshire, UK173 contributions
Lovely gardens and a nice day out.
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a great place for many reasons, just to have a nice walk, enjoy the various sculptures, admire the stunning views, take in the large variety of plants and trees and to be able to find a quiet spot and sit in peace.
To those that complain about the terrain, read the website, It is quite clear about how it can be challenging for some, sometimes it is better to leave a natural walk than an artificial one.
The garden nursery has a good selection and compared to some garden centres, the prices are reasonable.
We did ot use the restaurant, as you had to pre-book and it was full, but would like to try it at some point.
For £9 per adult, this is a lovely place to visit.
Written 12 September 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review...we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us :)
Written 16 September 2021
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bkt1755
London, UK12 contributions
Beautiful & peaceful
Sep 2021
Beautiful and peaceful gardens with fantastic views of the bay. Lovely cafe/restaurant as well. Shame about the entrance fee for locals.
Written 11 September 2021
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Bill H
Wootton Courtenay, UK68 contributions
Surprising garden, fully of unusual species and lovely ponds
Sep 2021
This garden is extensive - plenty of walking to get around. We walked up through the valley walk to see the tropical plants, and then wandered around the upper level and the sky view. The garden has some really interesting plants, plus a camera obscura and a 'sky view' underground space. We didn't go for the sculpture but more for the planting and ponds, it was a pleasant surprise and surpassed our expectations.

The plant nursery has a great range of succulents, including sempervivum and aeoniums of all sizes and shapes, some you won't see in many other places.
Written 10 September 2021
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RODDY J
southern england30 contributions
Disappointed. Overpriced snacks and plants
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely no regard for visitors with disability issues. Bad dusty access and no allocated car parking.
Written 8 September 2021
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We are so sorry you were disappointed with your visit. We do state on our website that the garden is steep and therefore has limited access for visitors with disability issues.However we do have a restaurant, gallery, shop and plant nursery which are all accessible and there is plenty of allocated disabled car parking available.
Written 16 September 2021
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Clare
Bath, UK1 contribution
A glorious sculpture garden
Aug 2021 • Friends
The sculpture garden is quite amazing. It’s big so leave plenty of time to explore the sculptures, the exotic plants and trees and enjoy the fantastic views. On a sunny day it’s second to none. Sadly the rather graceless rebuff (we had hoped for a simple late lunch and were in the queue at 3.00pm) from the shed cafe was a disappointment after a glorious 2.5 hours in the gardens. Don’t let that put you off though!
Written 3 September 2021
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TasteLord007
Brighton, UK114 contributions
the best Sunday roast around for gluten free foodies
Aug 2021
effortless dining, great service and a treat to visit. we went twice in one week :) need more gluten-free options and vegan options on the normal menu
Written 24 August 2021
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Per T
4 contributions
Fantastic
Aug 2021 • Family
Been coming to stay in Hayle nearby for years and came across this treat, well worth a visit and give yourself enough hours to get round all the gardens, it's well worth it rain or shine
Written 15 August 2021
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