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Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection

Tresco | Isles of Scilly, England
+44 1720 424108
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Beautiful Gardens

Our first visit to the gardens. What beautiful flowers and plants. Well worth a visit to Tresco... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newport, United Kingdom
via mobile
Absolutely beautiful

I haven't visited the gardens for a number of years but on my return I was not disappointed. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to the gardens. What beautiful flowers and plants. Well worth a visit to Tresco. The red squirrels were a delight and the strange birds in parts of the garden.

Thank RogerstoneScouts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't visited the gardens for a number of years but on my return I was not disappointed. They are even more beautiful than I remember. We even saw the lovely red squirrels. I would definitely recommend a visit to the gardens. The colours and...More

Thank Karen4679
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens and Valhalla museum are quite interesting. Sadly the cafe stopped serving "hot" food at 2PM on the Sunday we went there. Even at 2.05 they refused to supply anything savoury. There were some cakes and sandwiches, but that was it. The gardens have...More

Thank 755rod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting the gardens and they didn't disappoint. The Valhalla museum was small but really interesting as you get to find out more about the shipwrecks. The gardens are just beautiful - make sure you get there in plenty of...More

Thank Pristina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful garden. So beautifully planned and with a huge variety of tropical and sub tropical plants flourishing in the warm climate of the Scilly Isles. The paths lead you found to all the areas with surprises at every turn.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not able to do the whole area but what we did see was really spectacular. At least we are encouraged to return. The weather was great, which is a bonus.

Thank nannup11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It had long been a dream to visit the sub tropical Abbey Gardens and they lived up to expectations. Fantastic collection of tender plants from around the world in full glorious colour. The cafe was good too.

Thank dicoz2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many exotic plants and we were lucky enough to have 20 minutes with Andrew, the head gardener, who was there on his day off. Well worth spending a couple of hours wandering round the different parts of the garden. Proteas particularly impressive. Even the...More

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went over to Tresco for the day last week while being in Cornwall for the week. It was a hot day thank goodness because the sea was as calm as a pond. It can get rough so beware! The journey is 2 and 3/4hrs...More

1  Thank Helen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was just as I remembered, very peaceful and beautiful. It was the first time everybody with me had been and they all thought it was lovely.

Thank cathieturner
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2 February 2017|
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Response from bakedbean62 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about any of this as we stayed in St Marys. when you land in St Marys there are plenty of boards up detailing boat trips etc.
6 January 2017|
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Response from ReviewInProgress | Reviewed this property |
We were there in August and learned that we are probably no gardening people. We spent about the same amount of time in the garden as we did at the Valhalla museum.
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Response from TrescoIsland | Property representative |
Hi Oldpigsqueal, The red squirrels tend to stay around the garden but you do sometimes see them near the garden entrance and around the Garden Cafe... Even if you're not a plant fan, the Garden is still well worth a visit... More