Tremenheere Sculpture Garden near Penzance
A wonderful garden and must visit if you are in Cornwall
In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting.
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, Tim Shaw and currently Peter Randall-Page (on temporary loan) have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work, which harmonise with the landscape.
A temple-like "Skyspace"has been created at the prominent site at the high point in the valley, entered from the base of the hill through an underground corridor. One is led along a rising passageway to an interior space, an elliptical chamber whose ceiling frames the sky.
2018 - Tremenheere Sculture Garden open daily from 10 February- see website for full information. Tearoom open all year.
- Street: Gulval
- Postcode: TR20 8YL
- City: Penzance
- County: Cornwall
- Telephone: 01736 448089
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