Tremenheere Sculpture Garden has a history that lends itself to peace and contemplation. Prior to 1294 the land was owned by the monks of St Michael’s Mount. Since 1997, Dr Neil Armstrong has slowly moulded the landscape and planted a large scale sub-tropical garden. The garden benefits from mature, sheltered woodland, a gentle stream and inspirational views. Sculptures from international artists such as James Turrell RA, David Nash RA and Richard Long RA help to create a naturalistic, arcadian space for contemplation and wonder.
The Silent Space
There are two Silent Spaces in the gardens at Tremenheere:
The James Turrell Skyspace at the top of the garden is a quiet, enveloping space where the visitor’s eye is drawn upwards to the sky. The elliptical opening in the roof frames clouds as they drift past or perhaps a bird as it flies silently overhead.
Image © Gilla Evans
The Chelsea Garden area, by Darren Hawkes, is made of a series of slate platforms that overlook the lower pond area of the garden. Dragonflies can be seen flitting across the water. A majestic willow catches the sunlight and time slips quietly by.
Image © Jessica Silver
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