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9 things to do at Tremenheere this spring and beyond

The Sculpture Gardens at Tremenheere are bursting with spring life; from an array of beautiful blossoms, the emergence of new wildlife and even new artworks by renowned artists. We’ve put together a list of the top things to do this half-term and beyond at Tremenheere.

Admire the blossoms

The Gardens are seeing beautiful new plant growth as we near summer. Though the gardens follow a strongly structural planting scheme with a sub-tropical emphasis for all-season interest, we’re seeing some beautiful spring flourish that’s not to be missed.

Some of our current favourites are, Protea Grandiceps (pictured), Crinodendron Hookerianum ‘Ada Hoffman’, Rhododendron Lindleyi Geordie Sheriff, Camellia Pitardii, Hydrangea Kiko and Arum Lilies.

Spot wildlife by the pond

There’s been glimmers of new life in the Gardens, particularly in the pond beside the ticket shed where moor chicks have hatched. Visitors have been enjoying watching them being fed and jump from one Lilypad to another from the purple entry bridge.

The Gardens are teaming with birds, dragonflies, squirrels and insects, how many will you be able to spot?

Photo by Martin Yelland

Find the newest artwork

We have welcomed a new artwork by Richard Long, named ‘Granite & Rabbits’ after observing it had quickly become a ‘hot spot’ for rabbits who found the stones warm to sit on. It can be found with a stunning view, inviting an inspection of a line from the uppermost south-facing point of the gardens. Read more.

Stachys by Rebecca Newnham is also a recent addition to the gardens. Stachys is about a life cycle: the mass flowering of bamboo, where a whole species blooms and then dies, producing an enormous quantity of seed.

Take a peaceful moment in the Skyspace

The Skyspace is a specifically proportioned chamber with an aperture in the ceiling open to the sky, by American artist James Turrell who works directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception.

We’re proud to be partnered with Silent Space. Every day the Skyspace becomes a silent space at 1-1.45pm, and the Darren Hawkes Chelsea Garden at 10.30-11:15am. Read about the benefits here.

Visit the award-winning Nursery

We are proud to share that The Nursery at Tremenheere, Surreal Succulents have been awarded a Gold medal for their wonderful display at RHS Chelsea Flower show 2024! Why not pop in, say hello and take a look at their award-winning succulents.

Catch the last few days of an exhibition

Become an Object is an exhibition of four emerging artists, Will Cruickshank, Jemma Egan, Jesse Pollock and Jonathan Michael Ray, brought together at Tremenheere Gallery. The exhibition finishes on Saturday 1st June.

Full exhibition details.

The Gallery will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. FREE entry.

Welcome a new exhibition

Newlyn School of Art return to Tremenheere Gallery to present exhibitions for their yearlong courses, with changing exhibitions throughout the last three weekends of the month. Read more here.

Enjoy delicious food at Tremenheere Kitchen

With such wonderful produce on the doorstep, Tremenheere Kitchen create healthy and vibrant meals to celebrate proper Cornish produce. Enjoy everything from fresh fish from Newlyn Harbour to a Rodda’s clotted cream tea, including wonderful vegan and children’s options.

Book a table.

Browse The Shop at Tremenheere

The Shop at Tremenheere showcase some of the best contemporary artisans and makers across Cornwall and the south west, including selected artists, potters and printmakers creating a curated selection of our favourites for you and your home.

The Shop is open daily, 11am – 3pm.

The Sculpture Gardens are open daily, 10-30 – 5.30, last entry 4.30. Don’t get to pick a children’s activity map and a pencil from the ticket shed on your way in. Pre-book garden tickets here.