Arts & Culture

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Gulval, Penzance
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A beautiful sheltered valley in west Cornwall, surrounded by woods, streams and dramatic vista provides the perfect setting for this 22-acre exotic and sub-tropical garden. International renowned artists such as James Turrell and David Nash RA have interacted with the garden to create site-specific permanent works, all harmonising with their garden setting.

The very favoured micro-climate of kindly winter temperatures and shelter from the wind allow all manner of exotic and half hardy plants to flourish. The planting schemes are appropriate to the varying individual habitats but carry the unifying theme of sculptural forms, textures and colours which harmonise with 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, succulents and bamboo.

Art at Tremenheere
Dramatic landscape and planting provide the backdrop to contemplative but inspirational artworks. Internationally and nationally renowned artists such as James Turrell RA, Kishio Suga, David Nash RA, Richard Long RA and Tim Shaw RA have interacted with the landscape to create site specific permanent works which harmonise with the setting. The land also provides a forum for ever-changing temporary, or even ephemeral arts in all its forms.

Unfortunately due to the natural contours of the land, access to the gardens is severely limited for those with physical disabilities and is unsuitable for mobility scooters, wheelchair users and prams. This is something that we regret but due to the steep nature of the landscape there is very little that be changed about this. Tremenheere Kitchen is fully accessible, with allocated disabled parking and drop off point.

Daily: 10am – 5pm (Until 30th October)

Adult Entry: £8.00.
Concessions: £7.00.
Children Aged 11 – 15: £4.50.
Under 11’s: Free

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