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Tresco Abbey Garden

Opening Times:

Daily 10:00 - 16:00 all year round. Garden Visitor Centre open March - October.

Tresco Abbey Garden
Tresco Abbey Garden,
Isles of Scilly
TR24 0QQ

t:01720 424105
f:01720 424105


Dogs allowed.
Special party rates.
Plants or Shrubs for sale
Whole or partial disabled access.
Toilets on site or nearby.

About Tresco Abbey Garden

Tresco Abbey Garden was created in 1834 by Augustus Smith who had taken over the lease of the Isles of Scilly from the Duchy of Cornwall. He brought together an extraordinary collection of plans which he laid out according to the native lands. Today you can wander through garden zones such as “Higher and Lower Australia”, “Mexico” and “South Africa Cliff”. Mediterranean and South American species are extensively represented as well as those from California, New Zealand and the Canary Islands. There are over 4,000 different specimens that enjoy exceptional hours of sunshine and the warmth of the Gulf Stream and include an abundance of Palms, Bamboo, Cacti, Echium, Agapnthus, Flame-Trees and King Proteas. The garden is also the home of the Valhalla Museum, a unique collection of figureheads from ancient shipwrecks.


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