This post is part of a travel series on Miranda’s Notebook detailing my holiday in Penzance, Cornwall. Throughout the week, I’ll be sharing all about where we stayed and what we did, as well as restaurant recommendations and a general guide to the area, so do keep checking back for updates!
A wood carpeted with bluebells has to be on of the most beautiful sights on earth. Tremenheere Sculpture Park, with its intriguing mix of exotic plants and imposing sculptures by renowned artists such as David Nash, would be beautiful at any time of year, but in the spring it is truly extraordinary. I took in deep lungfuls of bluebell-scented air as I wandered along the quiet paths, listening to the gentle swish of leaves in the breeze.
We weren’t sure what to expect from the sculpture park, and, on our first proper day in Cornwall, had toyed with the idea of taking a taxi to Mousehole instead. As the weather was bright and sunny though, I decided it would be a good opportunity to devote the day to exploring the outdoors: we’d spend the morning at Tremenheere and then get another cab to travel the short distance to St Michael’s Mount. I’m so happy we didn’t miss out on seeing the sculpture garden, as it turned out to be one of the (many!) highlights of our trip.
Isn’t it beautiful? I could have wandered for hours, and we did in fact spend a good deal of the morning there, as by the time we’d finished our walk, it was time for lunch. Happily, Tremenheere has an excellent cafe with an appetising lunch menu. The cafe is next to the gift shop (full of beautiful ceramics, and they also sell some flowers), and we settled down to a lunch of freshly caught hake (excellent) and elderflower and prosecco cocktails.
If you’re ever in the area, then I would recommend paying the park a visit and enjoying the calm, restorative atmosphere yourself. It’s worth tying in your visit with a trip to St Michael’s Mount (I’ll be sharing more about this amazing castle on a tiny island in an upcoming post), as they’re so close to each other (you get excellent views of the castle from the sculpture park, in fact).
+++ Adult tickets to Tremenheere Sculpture Park cost £8, and the opening hours are 10am-5pm daily. +++
P.S. A few people on instagram asked where my dress is from – it’s another favourite of mine from TOAST.
Note: our tickets to Tremenheere Sculpture Park were complimentary, but all opinions expressed are my own.