Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
4.5
Art Galleries • Gardens
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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Janice C
Taunton, UK35 contributions
Bowled over
Oct 2021
Wow! what a jungly, GREEN garden - the woodland walk up is truly atmospheric & wonderful & the playful sculptures enhance, rather than detract, from the effect. Once higher the more open spaces are tropical in feel, with wonderful views. A truly Cornish garden, with all the lushness, exotic planting & wild edge that implies.
I had viewed the idea as rather a gimmick, but was very pleasantly surprised by the fascinating interaction of plants, sculptures & landscape. Very different to the standard National Trust look of garden & concentrates on different plants, so better in summer. Do allow enough time to visit - my 2.5 hours was barely enough & didn't allow a cafe break.
Plant sales include many rarities. Nice exhibition gallery too.
Written October 26, 2021
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Fuggy
Bedfordshire, UK36 contributions
Interesting and relaxed dog-friendly visit
Oct 2021 • Couples
A lovely relaxed walk around a nicely laid out garden full of a variety of interesting sculptures. Look out for the Minotaur! The restaurant gets booked up early and was officially full but they managed to squeeze us in for tea and cake. Beautiful views of St Michael’s Mount from several viewpoints around the garden.
Written October 16, 2021
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Stone, UK62 contributions
Nice walk, offers nice views of Mount’s Bay.
Oct 2021 • Friends
The gardens are nice, but we felt that £9 per adult entry was a little steep when compared to other gardens in the region. The sculptures were nice, the wooded area of the walk was very lovely.
The eatery is more restaurant than cafe, not really a coffee and cake place. Serving mainly large meals and nibble such as sourdough with whipped ricotta and squid. Booking is a must, we happened to be very lucky, and dropped on a spare table, but saw a lot of people turned away. The waitresses were very lovely and helpful.
Written October 16, 2021
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Thank you for your review...we do value your input on ticket prices. We think our entry fee is fair...unlike other gardens we also show over 30 sculptures some of these being of international importance. Thanks TSG Team
Written October 20, 2021
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Sarah R
Uxbridge, UK15 contributions
Great Gardens & Stunning Views
Oct 2021
Fabulous sculptures dotted around the gardens and woodland, with a great map to guide you round the exhibits. Some stunning views towards St Michael's Mount too. The only thing that stopped me giving 5 stars was that the café was fully booked and the take away hut shut....it was a gorgeous sunny day and I couldn't even get a drink or take out coffee to sit out in the sun with!
Written October 11, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the gardens and we have forwarded on your comments to the cafe as well Thanks TSG Team
Written October 20, 2021
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Leslie R
3 contributions
A Hidden Treasure
Oct 2021
My wife and I enjoyed a surprisingly good day at this excellent attraction; we did not know much about these gardens before we visited but; as we were staying locally in Marazion; we gave it a go. It was a real treat; the gardens are well laid-out in order to provide a nice walk through a wide-range of plants & trees which are used as settings for the sculptures. The views are superb. We would recommend visiting these wonderful gardens. Also, the cafe is a real treat.
Written October 7, 2021
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Liphook, UK507 contributions
A voyage of discovery!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited on a very wet day, but thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and sculptures/buildings. It was fun to walk around finding all the pieces of art - not all to our taste, but interesting nevertheless. However, although the garden map was very helpful it would have been useful to have all the labels actually numbered with the number that appeared on the map; a small admin nicety that would help with the search and orienting oneself on the walkabout. But the sculptures do add another dimension to the garden which is delightful in its own right with views of St Michael’s Mount at almost every turn.
Written October 2, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We try to avoid too many labels in the garden in order to keep it as natural as possible however we will certainly take into consideration your suggestion of putting the numbers on each sculpture label. Many thanks TSG Team
Written October 20, 2021
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Cookiescot
Halesowen, UK574 contributions
Lovely interesting garden.
Sep 2021 • Couples
We spent 2 hours walking around the gardens. Interesting sculptures, fantastic plants and trees and breathtaking views at the top. Disappointed the restaurant was fully booked.
Written September 29, 2021
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Jbizzee
Devon11 contributions
Great views
Sep 2021 • Friends
Lovely gardens with great views. We didn't try the cafe but it looked fantastic. Good selection of plants to buy outside. Only negative was the indoor shop was shut on Monday between 12 and 3pm, which was a shame.
Written September 27, 2021
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Stu
Rosudgeon, UK6 contributions
All round excellence.
Sep 2021 • Family
All round excellence! We went here for a family birthday lunch and the food, service and value for money was outstanding. Would definitely recommend and will be back!
Written September 23, 2021
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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 September 22, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We try to avoid too many labels in order to keep the garden as natural as possible. We do have an extensive plant list available on our website and also at the garden ticket shed. We are also currently working on our own QR code for the plants at Tremenheere which we hope to have available in the near future. Thanks TSG Team
Written October 20, 2021
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