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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens announces three new installations for 2021

Three For Tremenheere

Cornwall, March 2021: One of jewels in Cornwall’s crown is Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Offering an everchanging landscape of sculptures and plants, this summer sees three new exhibits come to life, as well as a purpose-built observation point that offers uninterrupted views of St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay.

Commissioned by Tremenheere, Holding Breath, is situated at one of the most Easterly points of the garden. The installation by Cornwall-based artists Amy and Oliver Thomas-Irvine, is interactive and represents a state of tension and transition, heavy form from afar, changing to appear almost see-through and light when up close. Visitors are able to walk through the structure, almost like air passing through the lungs.

Field of Rods is a sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Vong Phaophanit, whose work is featured in the Tate collection. Resembling sheaves of wheat, the delicate rods sway in the wind, making a faint musical sound as they knock together gently. The reflective surfaces of the structure catch the sunlight and mirror the natural elements that surround the piece. The structure is located in a quiet spot, shaded by a tree canopy.

Alice Irwin’s work, People Play, offers light relief in otherwise difficult times. The large-scale and playful works were designed for people to ‘play’ and interact with. The works will be sited in a number of spots around the gardens. People Play is on loan to Tremenheere, having previously been exhibited at The Piece Hall in Halifax. The tropical setting of Tremenheere is a huge contrast to its previous location - one of Britain’s finest Georgian buildings.


Tom Heale, Manager of Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens commented: “We recognise how tough the past year has been and hope that these installations offer some light relief to visitors. Tremenheere is one of the most unique all-year-round gardens in Cornwall, where the landscape provides a canvas for sculptures of all kinds. As well as an unparalleled view of St Michael’s Mount, the new balcony offers a fabulous bird’s eye view over a sunken dale, that has recently been landscaped and filled with new planting.”

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens opened in 2012 and offers residence for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with the planting is an evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists. As well as the sculpture gardens and gallery, within this breath-taking location, Tremenheere hosts its sculpture gardens, gallery, shop, nursery, and restaurant.


Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is open daily to local residents from 10.30am – 3.30pm. Tickets are half price until 31st March.


Garden Admission prices are below:

Adults: £9.00
Children Aged 5–15: £4.50.
Family Ticket (Two Adults and Two Children Aged 5–15): £24.00 Family Ticket (One Adult and Two Children Aged 5-15): £15.00
Season Ticket: £35.00
Family Season Ticket: £65.00 (Two Adults and Three Children Aged 5-15)


Admission is free for any children under 5 years old and parking is free.