5 Reasons to Visit Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

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Why we think you need to take a trip to Tremeheere Sculpture Gardens

Trememheere Sculpture Gardens is situated just outside Penzance in a sheltered valley with panoramic views, woods and a stream, with large scale exotic planting that provides the backdrop to inspiring artworks by internationally renowned artists. The gardens are dog friendly throughout, and dogs are welcome in the outside seating of Tremenheere Kitchen, and as one of our favourite dog friendly days out we thought we’d share 5 reasons to visit Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens…

The Art at Tremeheere

At Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens you will find wonderful site-specific works of art by the likes of James Turrell RA, Tim Shaw RA and David Nash RA as well as iconic sculptures such as the Restless Temple by Penny Saunders. This wooden structure, made to look like stone, moves with the wind, creating an illusion which challenges our preconceptions of what we hold stable in everyday life.

If the garden is not enough to fulfil your artistic quota, try a wander round Tremenheere Gallery. This beautiful, purpose-built gallery is currently exhibiting ‘Jeremy Le Grice – A New Survey’, a major retrospective exhibition of this distinctive Cornish landscape painter. His intensely atmospheric paintings explore the landscapes of Penwith and the exhibition will capture his extensive career. It runs from Saturday 30th September until Sunday 12th November and Tremenheere Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

The Food at Tremeheere

Tremenheere Kitchen serves a simple, ever-changing menu with an array of fresh homemade dishes and great options for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten-free. We recommend the Cornish confit duck leg or the chilli and mint falafel salad, but everything we’ve tried so far has been delicious. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, but if it’s dry it’s worth wrapping up warm and sitting outside to soak in the views. Not only can you look out to Mounts Bay, but also towards up the monolith by Darren Hawks and the Restless Temple. If you’re looking to have an evening meal make sure to check their opening hours first, as they do vary throughout the seasons.

The Nursery at Tremeheere

Tremenheere Nursery is a new addition to the site, that offers a variety of plants as well as advice and tips on caring for them, all situated in and around their quaint little cabin. Inside the ‘Curious Cabin’ they have a beautiful collection of ‘Surreal Succulents’, perennials, succulent terrariums, air plants and handcrafted planters as well as a small but thoughtfully chosen selection of gifts and cards. The service is always friendly and helpful and a trip to the nursery is sure to tempt you to test your green fingers.

The View at Tremeheere

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is happily situated in one of the most scenic and dramatic spots in west Cornwall. The steep meandering slopes of the valley provides an exquisite sheltered backdrop to the exotics plants and permanent works of art. The gardens, gallery and cafe all have fantastic, panoramic views overlooking Mounts Bay and the iconic St Michael’s Mount.

The Woodland at Tremeheere

The very favoured micro-climate of Cornish winters and the natural shelter that the valley provides 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. Our favourite parts of the garden are the exotic and Cornish woodlands which features beautifully towering ensetes, bamboos and ferns.

A day out without the dog…

If you’d like to enjoy a meal at Tremenheere Kitchen but the weather is poor, or your four legged friend isn’t up the the challenge of the steep slopes why not enrol your dog at Doggy Day Care Cornwall? That way you can drop them off at dog day care on your way, knowing that they will have just as much fun as you will. All of our dog day care and home dog boarding guests are under constant supervision by our highly trained members of staff and the facilities are secured by 2 metre high fencing and double gated entrances. The enclosed dog day care facility provides plenty of enrichment with games, toys and cosy corners. Find more friends of Doggy Day Care Cornwall in our recommendations page.

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