I have visited the Tremenheere Sculpture Garden in Gulval near Penzance before and I was extremely pleased with the more structural and naturalistic planting so very different to the usual Cornish gardens which are designed for spring delights such as rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias.
Although there is a Cornish woodland and a more exotic woodland with tree ferns erupting from the valley floor, there is also a feeling of being in another country; it includes the fynbos of South Africa; Australian, Mexican and New Zealand flora; and a sense of space and calm.
On my recent visit I wanted to capture the shapes, textures and patterns of the diverse flora found here. The light playing on the leaves created even more patterns and colours. Shiny ferns, silver-backed ferns and ferns curled into tight fist-shaped balls.
Back-lit newly formed rich red leaves
Damaged, dying and decaying flora
and complex shapes and patterns