Gulval, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YL
Exotic and sub-tropical plants, Permanent sculptures, Art gallery
In a sheltered valley near Penzance, you’ll find a truly one-of-a-kind attraction: Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Once a neglected woodland, today the gardens are a feat of landscaping, where structured shrubs frame painting-like vistas of the iconic St Michael’s Mount. Cushioned by the surrounding hillsides and warmed by a mild sea breeze, Tremenheere benefits from its own unique microclimate.
Large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting provide the backdrop to inspiring art by internationally renowned artists, such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long. Each artist has interacted with the setting to create site-specific, permanent work that harmonises with the landscape. Tremenheere is also home to a state-of-the-art gallery. With two exhibition spaces spread across two floors, this beautiful oak-framed building attracts the very best creative talent from far and wide. Since opening in January 2017, it has hosted solo exhibitions by several revered artists, including Gillian Ayres, Romi Behrens and Jessica Cooper.
Tremenheere also boasts is own garden nursery, gift shop and café (where you’ll find an ever-evolving menu and seriously great views).