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“What a truly beautiful place”

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 new attraction in West Cornwall which opened mid September 2012. 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 high quality contemporary art installations. Inspirational....contemplative... a joy to visit... Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. Internationally renowned artists, such as James Turrell and David Nash have interacted with the garden to create site specific permanent work which harmonise with the setting. The land also provides a forum for ever changing temporary, or even ephemeral arts in all its forms. Ticket Prices: Standard Adult : £8.00 Concessions: £6.50 11 - 15 Years: £4.50 Under 11: Free Family Ticket (Two Adults and Two 11 - 15 Years): £20.00 Season Ticket: £30.00 Opening Times: Daily, 10am - 5pm
Reviewed February 7, 2013

A place to visit time and time again and each visit reveals new and magical experiences. Take time out to lounge in the Cafe, particularly in the winter months, its lovely and warm with a fab wood burning stove in the corner roaring away. Sit back and relax over a hot cuppa and a cream tea and catch glimpses of St.Micheals Mount out of the window. A stunning building, with vaulted ceilings and a sense of light and space. A very warm and friendly welcome and lots of choice of delicious cakes as well as a great menu. After that coffee, take a stroll into the shop where there are some wonderful cards, books, art and freshly picked daffy (at the right time of year). A real little gem of a place

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Arriving at Tremenheere I was blown away by the unique variety of planting that stands in a picturesque valley overlooking St. Michaels Mount. Subtly orchestrated planting matches the curvatures and grandeur stature of a garden that will remain prominent for decades.

Within the garden space there a number of prominent sculptures that entice the eye and enhance the experience no end.

After a truly wonderful walk, we indulged in a lunchtime feast in the Limetree Cafe. A lovely space with heartwarming food.

2  Thank Susan N
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

stunning cafe set in newly planted extensive gardens. still a work in progress but already a really enjoyable experience. food is amazing & service very friendly

2  Thank sandi f
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

and this lovely valley garden has loads of them. Well worth a visit with nice coffee to finish in the Lime Tree restaurant.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

After comparing Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens to other parks and gardens around the world, I rate the garden itself slightly above ordinary.

Yes, the James Turrell work is somewhat impressive, particularly the underground elliptical domed chamber (if you take a photo of it in the daytime, the illusions of the light make it appear as if you are starring into heaven, or a bright white light). If you follow Turrell's work closely, I'm sure you would be dazzled; if you're a casual observer, the response is more likely like an "ehhh, ok." However, the other sculptures are very lackluster. The landscaping of the gardens is again, commonplace. Nonetheless, you do get a nice view of the ocean and St. Michael's Mount, and the environment is peaceful.

Tickets to the gardens are £6.50 for adults, £5 for adults and seniors.

I happened to come to Tremenheere on an evening when the Lime Tree Cafe was having an intimate concert, which I greatly enjoyed.

1  Thank WanderlustV
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