Cornish favourites: Tremenheere

Tremenheere is Cornwall’s most exciting contemporary large-scale garden. Located in Gulval, close to Penzance in the south-western corner of the county you get a stunning distant view of St Michael’s Mount from the top of the slopes, where strawberries were once grown for sale in distant Covent Garden. Prior to 1290 the land at Tremenheere was owned by the monks of St Michael’s Mount.

In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of high quality contemporary art installations. Inspirational; contemplative; a joy to visit…

View Original Post: May 2015


  1. BeckyB says:

    Never even heard of Tremenheere until now – really must come west this year 😊

    1. Heyjude says:

      One of my favourite gardens and very close too.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Watch out I might be knocking on the door one of these days!!!

  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Those golden stems look SO warm, Jude. Lovely to see. It’s bleak and snowbound and foggy here this morning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Quite calm here today and almost sunny. The only snow left lingering is where it was blown into the hedgerows.

  3. beetleypete says:

    I hadn’t seen this one. A delightful garden indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. Dina says:

    It looks absolutely wonderful, Jude. Not so far from where we stayed in January, but obviously wintertime is not garden time, most of the gardens were closed.
    Sending you warm greetings from cold Norway. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. The garden opened on 10 Feb I believe, but I am waiting for it to get a bit warmer before I visit 🙂

  5. Your original post reminds me now that a James Turrell installation recently opened here in Austin:

    I haven’t seen it yet.

    1. Heyjude says:

      He certainly gets about 🙂

  6. restlessjo says:

    I enjoyed revisiting this one, Jude. 🙂 🙂 You have so many delights to come, once this wintery spell vanishes.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I wonder what harm the cold weather has had on some of these tender plants.

      1. restlessjo says:

        Feeling tender this morning 🙂 🙂 Sore feet and I have to keep my head still. Think it will have to be a quiet day.

  7. A beautiful garden! Thanks for your lovely photos. 🙂

  8. Anabel Marsh says:

    Now this I have read before – and have even been!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Really? Not many people make it to this garden. it is a true delight.

      1. Anabel Marsh says:

        On my one and only visit to Cornwall a few years ago.

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Humpph still haven’t been!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Better get yourself down here with Jo this year!

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        Yes I’d love to!

  10. Looks like a beautiful garden, Jude. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s not huge, but full of surprises.

      1. The best sort. 🙂

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