Gardens | Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall…
Last weekend whilst we were in Cornwall, we headed over to the other side of the coast to Penzance and the Tremenheere Sculpture Garden. A place where art and garden landscaping meets. I’ve been before many years ago without the boys, so I was keen for them to experience this special place.
The gardens are set in a beautiful sheltered valley, woods, stream and dramatic views provide a perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of contemporary artwork, internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that plays with the landscape.
The gardens open at 10.30am, so we arrived bit early and settled into the cafe by the log burner for a cup of coffee and a scone before heading out to the garden. It was a drizzly day, so I needed the boys to be well fed with cake before going outside!
Once we entered the garden, the boys grumpy moods changed as they marvelled at the tropical woodlands, the stream and the tree ferns. Talks of Jurassic Park and playing with the interactive sculptures soon had them forgetting about the rain.
We soon reached the top of the path which gave way to arid landscaping and tall spiky aloe plants, and views across the garden out to sea and St Michaels Mount in the distance.
Garden is fully accessible for all, with large paths that snake around the art work, and lawns to lounge on in the summer months.
My favourite piece of ‘art’ is the Chelsea Garden designed by Darren Hawkes. The garden consists of 41,000 pieces of slate arranged in a subtly layered arc in a sunken dale surrounded by a weeping willow and old characterful shaped trees. The rain was really hammering down at this point, and the drops on the pond was mesmerising.
The garden was originally designed for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015, it was awarded a gold medal. I can see why. A tranquil pool of green.
Sadly I didn’t take many photos of our trip there, as it was raining so much and I didn’t want my camera to die!
So you will have to visit it yourself to see the beauty of it.#
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
For more information visit their website: www.tremenheere.co.uk
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