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“A little gem in West cornwall”

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #3 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 April 27, 2013

A little gem in West Cornwall, exceptional gardens a testament to the family who have maintained & created this oasis of calm. The views over Mounts Bay are breath taking. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I was not over impressed by the sculptures here but loved the place nonetheless. The situation is wonderful : a hidden valley with views of St Michael's Mount. The garden is stunning and beautifully planted and the staff friendly. Recently opened, this place is well worth a visit and will get better and better.

1  Thank Richard b
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is a misnamed place a really beautiful garden but only two sculptures. We took our grandchildren and they were sad at the lack of sculptures. This is an adult place to visit really because we are able to admire the planting etc. It is very expensive for quite a short visit. The cafe staff were unwelcoming to and the food was an extremely expensive and the place was cold. This attraction is not sure who it is aiming at!

3  Thank Marazion
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is a garden which will be of interest to non-gardeners and gardeners alike - very unassuming from the entrance from the road, but travel inwards and you find a tropical oasis with stunning views over Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount. good for families too as there was an Easter trail available while we were there - a great way to enthuse young children to explore the garden while the adults take in the views and interesting plants including a good selection of cacti. However the jewel in the crown is the cafe - with cakes to die for and other home cooked goodies on offer - my kids had a really tasty omelette - one of the best I've ever tasted - and I treated myself to a slice of lemon curd take - mouthwatering!! A good selection of beverages are on offer - both hot and cold, including home made lemonade. You can eat inside or outside - ideal for those with young kids who can run around with gay abandon on the grassland around the seating area while the grown ups enjoy a cuppa and cake.

2  Thank cornishmum
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens have been fashioned out of what used to be a mixture of scrub and swamp on a hillside overlooking St Michael's Mount. The gardens are lovely with a broad mix of plants including a number of cacti and palms.

Not as much sculpture as you would maybe expect in a Sculpture Garden, but you can see where more is due to be added. There are, however, some other exhibits including a camera obscura.

Decent cafe and all.

1  Thank WindyinSancreed
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