Brewin Dolphin garden relocating

Brewin Dolphin garden relocating

The stunning 2015 Gold medal winning Brewin Dolphin Garden designed by Darren Hawkes Landscapes has found a new home at the Tremenheere Sculpture Garden in Penzance.

Now in its fourth year, Tremenheere sculpture garden is constantly evolving since opening in 2012. The garden is situated in a protected valley with stunning views to St Michaels Mount and has both exciting sub tropical planting and contemporary art installations.  It is home of many conceptual art works by artists such as James Turell and Kishio Suga.

The Chelsea Flower Show design has been re-configured and re-imagined to make the most of Tremenheere’s unique location.  This installation will be a pleasure for all the senses. The magnificent hand cut slate platforms create a tactile standing space from which to enjoy the sound and sight of nearby series of ponds and enjoy the ever changing light from the canopy of trees above.  The vast platforms will be arranged in a subtle arc to allow the visitors to travel through the space experiencing the play between hard and soft landscaping.

Both Brewin Dolphin and designer Darren were keen to create a legacy for the garden and a sustainable future. It is always sad to see the show gardens disassembled after such hard work has gone into to design and building them so in this instance it’s marvellous to know that the garden will live on and can be enjoyed by visitors for many years to come.

Darren is thrilled to see the sculptural elements in the same gardens as James Turrell’s work as they were one of the key inspirations for his Brewin Dolphin Chelsea design.  Many elements of the design were also inspired by the Cornish landscape so for the garden to find a home at Tremenheere completes the circle and although the planting palette is different at Tremenheere the slate platforms look like they were made for this the idyllic woodland setting.

As well as the ‘Floating Garden’ the imposing vertical slate structure entitled ‘Monolith’ which was also part of Darren’s Chelsea Garden can be found by the visitor entrance and cafe.  The installation and a new sculpture by Peter Randall-Page will be unveiled on Friday 20 May 2016.

Darren Hawkes

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