Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is one of the most unique all-year-round gardens to visit near Penzance in Cornwall.
The very favoured microclimate 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, which complement what nature has already provided.
The plants create a restful verdancy, whilst having their own drama through form and foliage - particularly the notable collection of palm trees, tree ferns, succulents and bamboos.
Adding to these already magnificent and world-class gardens in Cornwall, the strongly structural planting scheme with a sub-tropical emphasis, means the gardens do not follow a traditional spring flourish but have an all-season interest.
Discover inspirational works of art as soon as you arrive at Tremenheere, then as you move throughout the beautiful gardens and gallery.
The landscape and gardens provide the canvas for more than twenty artists, including five members of the Royal Academy of Arts - James Turrell, Richard Long, David Nash, Peter Randall-Page and Tim Shaw. The land also provides a forum for ever-changing temporary, or even ephemeral, art in all its forms.
A balance of artwork and planting within this Cornish landscape allows room for all elements to flourish, with a limited number of installations - of high quality and presence.
The recently opened Tremenheere Gallery is an important addition to the arts and gallery scene in Penzance and Cornwall generally, with an evolving programme of curated shows from local, national and international artists.
With two exhibition spaces, across two floors, the beautiful oak framed building is one of the largest purpose-built galleries in Cornwall. Since opening in January 2017, it has hosted solo exhibitions of work by artists including Gillian Ayres, Rose Hilton, Stephen Chambers, Jeremy Le Grice, Romi Behrens and Jessica Cooper.
Within an ever-changing natural oasis, there is always something new to discover at Tremenheere.
Open nearly all-year-round, a walk through the gardens will reveal something emerging every month of the year, as each season brings an awakening within the plants and foliage.
As the art installations throughout the site interact with the elements, changes in weather mean walkers will see the gardens and art in a different light with every visit.
With views of St Michael's Mount, the gardens have many different areas, often with seating to encourage rest and reflection on the immediate environment and far-reaching vistas.
Many of the artworks are conceptual, use light and shade, encouraging explorers to feel, move and interact with the installations, becoming part of the creation.
The gardens at Tremenheere are not just a stunning walk, but a sensory experience.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are rated 4.5 Stars and have been awarded a Certificate Of Excellence on Trip Advisor!!!!
Located near Penzance in West Cornwall, Tremenheere can be found in a beautiful sheltered valley, overlooking St Michael's Mount, with woods and a stream.