Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
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.
Tremenheere is one of the most unique all-year-round gardens to visit in Cornwall. The very favoured microclimate 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, which complement what nature has already provided.
The gardens are open daily from mid February until end of October. Please see website for opening times.
Tremenheere Gallery is an important addition to the arts and gallery scene in Penzance and Cornwall generally, with an evolving programme of curated shows from local, national and international artists.
With two exhibition spaces, across two floors, the beautiful oak framed building is one of the largest purpose-built galleries in Cornwall. Since opening in January 2017, it has hosted solo exhibitions of work by artists including Gillian Ayres, Rose Hilton, Stephen Chambers, Jeremy Le Grice, Romi Behrens and Jessica Cooper.
On most occasions the lower gallery presents changing solo or group exhibitions. The upper gallery, which tends to present an on-going mixed exhibition of work by the gallery’s stable of artists, regularly features work inspired by the sculpture gardens and the surrounding landscape.
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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