Explore Our sculpture gardens
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major new 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 RA 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. To learn more about the planting, and for a comprehensive list of plants in the garden please click here
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. To learn more about the art at Tremenheere and for more information on selected works from the gardens please click here.
Chelsea Floating Garden - Designed by Darren Hawkes
Tremenheere promises to be one of the great British green spaces of the future. This garden is already quite unique because of its position and unusual climate - but give it another half century as the plants mature - and you'll have a genuine Garden of Eden
An underground elliptical domed chamber which James Turrell has designed as a space from which to view the sky, especially at twilight.
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.
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.
Striking installation within the landscape - scaffolding cage encloses bamboo poles which could represent repressed energy in modern society.
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.
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.
Contemporary menhirs act as a feature at entrance to car park. (Tremenheere means place of the long stones).