July Squares

This month Becky is running her square challenge where the only rule is that the main photo must be square – not rectangular – 4 equal sides. The subject this July is ‘Trees’. You are quite free to interpret that any way you want and post as frequently as you want. As I am running…

tremenheere trees

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is an unusual Cornish garden because there is no big house. Prior to 1295 the land was owned by the monks of St Michael’s Mount and then bought as a tenant farm by Michael De Tremenheere. Since then the land has been used as a vineyard and also to grow strawberries. The…

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…

Sculptures in the Garden

I have written about the Tremenheere Sculpture Garden before, highlighting the walk through the gardens and also the texture found in its unusual planting. On a recent visit I tried to capture all of the sculptures found within the grounds including a new one. Sculptures are as subjective as any art work and a lot…

Abstraction in the garden

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…