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“hidden gem”

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Ranked #3 of 64 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
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I went to this new attraction whilst on a short break in cornwall. It is an excellent small sculpture park and garden with some high quality artwork. The gardens were well designed and lovely and the tea rooms were excellent. Well worth a visit and highly recommended. Not quite trebah gardens or the yorkshire sculpture part but a good mixture.

Visited July 2013
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English first
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I know that these gardens are new, but they were a disappointment. Not great gardens and the sulptures were in short supply. The best part was the view across to St Michael's Mount, we only spent an hour there.

Visited July 2013
Thank magicman3
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Worcestershire, England
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful gardens, light on sculptures”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had to take into account that these gardens are fairly new, but nevertheless they were a delight to visit. To be honest we were disappointed by the sparsity of sculptures, given the name of the attraction. We expecting something like Broomhill Sculpture gardens in Devon, which has an art installation, it seems, at every turn. But I'm sure Tremenheere will improve in time.
There are a variety of gardens, fabulous views, and many interesting plants to see. The paths are generally not buggy/wheelchair friendly, but then it's not that sort of garden... it would be wrong to have a tarmac path through such a stunning woodland. (There are some boardwalks in places.)
The place would have been hard to find without our satnav, there's not a lot of signs.
Overall, this is a work in progress, but is very promising and we will go back next year when in the area.

Visited July 2013
Thank rockfordman
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A hidden valley of exotic plants, views and sculpture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

This garden almost seems to be in a micro-climate of it's own, which is often the case with areas of Cornwall. Many of the plants were thriving there and some varieties I had never seen flowering before were doing so. Very much enjoyed the shady areas and walkways along the stream where the tree ferns are. Although the car-park, cafe and shop are on level ground, the hilly, higher areas take a bit of walking to reach and may not be accessible to all. However, there are plenty of benches dotted about and lots of great view-points. We sat and watched 2 buzzards circling above for ages. Not many sculptures at present but I assume there will be more in future. Fantastic to see a place like this in the very south-west of Cornwall. I look forward to visiting again to see how the gardens and sculptures have progressed. Recommend taking your time to really enjoy the gardens and just sitting back to enjoy the views and surroundings.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jo L
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A gem in the making”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We visited this garden not knowing quite what to expect as the garden is well hidden from the entrance and café. What a delightful place ! The garden is set to become the next 'Lost Gardens of Heligan'. It really has to be seen first hand. Its a steep climb to the top for anyone less agile and a few more benches along the way might be good. We spoke to a volunteer gardener who was very informative. The café is superb with delicious home made cakes. The lack of signs from the main road means that for the short term people simply wouldn't know it was there but I know that is something that is being addressed. I'm sure the future is rosy for this exciting venture!

Visited June 2013
Thank sarahlu87
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