Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
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. The plants create a restful verdancy whilst having their own drama through form and foliage - in particular through the notable collection of palm trees, tree ferns, succulents and bamboos.
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.
The gardens are open daily from mid February until end of October. Please see website for winter opening times.
The recently opened Tremenheere Gallery presents selling exhibitions of paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture by renowned artists. With two exhibition spaces, across two floors, this beautiful oak framed building is one of the largest purpose built galleries in Cornwall. Solo exhibited artists include: Gillian Ayres RA, Rose Hilton, Stephen Chambers RA and Jeremy Le Grice.
Tremenheere Kitchen provides a perfect dining space, with unbeatable views of St Michael’s Mount and an ever-evolving menu that celebrates the best of local produce. Don’t forget to book!
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