Explore Our sculpture gardens


Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major new garden and arts attraction near Penzance in Cornwall. 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. The dramatic gardens provide the backdrop to contemplative and inspiring art. 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. Opening to the public in September 2012, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is one the youngest gardens in Cornwall on this large scale.

Planting In our gardens

The very favoured micro-climate in this particular valley in west Cornwall of kindly winter temperatures and shelter from the wind allow all manner of exotic and half hardy plants to flourish.

The planting schemes here in the gardens 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, particularly through the notable collection of palm trees, succulents and bamboo.

You can download a full comprehensive listing of all the plants we have in the gardens at Tremenheere below:

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Planting Booklet (PDF) 

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens Planting Poster (PDF)

Art at tremenheere

 



"One of the most exciting new gardens in the country"

The Sunday Times

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James Turrell

An underground elliptical domed chamber which James Turrell has designed as a space from which to view the sky, especially at twilight.

James Turrell

James Turrell

A Victorian underground tank for storing water has been transformed by the artist to a natural light projection space. Images from the tree canopy slowly become visible in darkened chamber. Atmospheric... magical.

James Turrell

David Nash

Powerful collection of charred oak shapes in a sculpted huddle. David Nash has sited this work to resonate with the mature oak woodland and bluebells in season.

David Nash

Kishio Suga

Striking installation within the landscape - scaffolding cage encloses bamboo poles which could represent repressed energy in modern society.

Kishio Suga

Kishio Suga

Minimalist installation - a line of logs within woodland. Incised line along logs may represent one's journey through life. The entire piece mirrors the cycle of life and decay in the natural world.

Kishio Suga

Billy Wynter

This work is carefully sited to sit within a pivotal point in the landscape. Internal images present a 360° view of the gardens in an hypnotic, magical way.

Billy Wynter

Long Stones

Contemporary menhirs act as a feature at entrance to car park. (Tremenheere means place of the long stones).

Long Stones