Gardens in Cornwall – Tremenheere Sculpture gardens

From your holiday cottage in Cornwall to a fairy tale adventure at Tremenheere Gardens, we highly recommend a visit to enjoy great gardens, art, culture, delicious food and drink as well as browse fabulous succulent plants for sale.

With exotic and sub-tropical plants you would be forgiven in thinking you’re not in the UK but then you look around and see the beautiful coast line  of West Cornwall and you know you are somewhere quite special. St Michael’s Mount castle stands prominently on the horizon and, from the viewpoint high up on a hill, the peace and solitude restores and relaxes your every sense.


Artwork and sculptures adorn the tropical gardens of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens just outside of Marazion which means every sense is affected when visiting. Discover inspirational works of art in Cornwall within the exotic and sub-tropical gardens with outstanding views across to St Michael’s Mount.

Dramatic landscapes and planting provide the canvas for contemplative but inspirational artworks. Over twenty artists, including five members of the Royal Academy of Arts have been involved with Tremenheere Garden to create permanent works of art in Cornwall harmonising beautifully with the setting. The many acres of the garden also provide a forum for transitory art in all its forms.

Dogs are welcome on the lead and the footpath through the garden is well-laid but can be uneven in places with steps to viewing platforms. There is a succulents nursery on-site as well as a cafe serving delicious food served using local ingredients and recipes. Mooch in their shop for some Cornish gifts to take home or visit the art gallery with its plentiful natural light show casing amazing pieces of art.

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Gardens and sculptures

Tremenheere is not just any garden with exotic plants and an abundance of colour and wildlife, it has huge statement pieces of sculptures such as the 'Restless Temple' by Penny Saunders where a temple sways in the wind before your very eyes or the imposing 'Minotaur' guarding his place in the Cornish Woodland or the tranquil, and quite beautifully finished, Chelsea Garden site hosting the 'Beehive' by Noel Betowski.

You can walk around the gardens lost in your thoughts, soaking up the peace and tranquility whilst gathering ideas for your own garden. If you get inspired, there is a nursery where you can buy native and exotic plants or mementos to take home as gifts.

There is a cafe at the entrance of the gardens where the food on offer by Tremenheere Kitchen is plentiful and exceptionally tasty. There is a good menu choice for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans and you can choose to sit on the sun trap terrace or inside where natural light floods in.

Local artists and writers also sell their wares at the gift shop alongside the cafe and the shelves are full of gorgeous unique pieces of jewellery, handmade cosmetics, clothing and scarves as well as books on the local area – a real treat to browse while waiting for your coffee to be brought to your table!

Tremenheere makes for a real treat of a day out, and if this is your kind of holiday activity, don’t forget to check out other blog on gardens to visit in Cornwall too.

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