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Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection

Tresco | Isles of Scilly, England
+44 1720 424108
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Perfect Day

The Abbey Garden is a must visit when visiting Scilly. We did the fly in sail out option and had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Incredible and definitely worth a visit

Incredible gardens built to a clear vision. Just a delight to wander around with lots of hidden... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Tresco | Isles of Scilly, England
+44 1720 424108
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Abbey Garden is a must visit when visiting Scilly. We did the fly in sail out option and had plenty of time to visit the gardens with time to spare we walked around the island and made it back in time to wander around...More

Thank hairycow
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Incredible gardens built to a clear vision. Just a delight to wander around with lots of hidden gems. Cafe great too for a post garden lunch.

Thank JonathanOB1
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The gardens are absolutely stunning. I had seen photos but they didn’t prepare me for the magnificence of the gardens, the diversity, the colours, the sheer abundance of plants you just don’t expect to see in the UK. The gardeners are incredibly knowledgeable and the...More

Thank Djj214
Reviewed 14 November 2017

It's a shame the entrance cost is high. The gardens are beautiful though and lots of places to sit and nibble a packed lunch. The cafe is very expensive. We loved the red squirrels and marveled at the stunning chinese pheasants(?). We probably wouldn't return...More

Thank Cazzachameleon
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Having heard about these gardens for many years it was a real pleasure to visit them. Not cheap to get in but given the rarity of some of the plants, and the number of staff working to keep the place clean and tidy, it wouldn't...More

Thank dave9341
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We spent a day on Tresco, which is lovely. The high spot was the Abbey Gardens, which must be one of the great gardens of the world. We went by boat from St Mary's, where we were staying and were delivered safely to the Island....More

Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 22 October 2017

One of us had the tasteless soup - the other a Cornish pasty or should I say grissel and fat pasty. Staff pretty disinterested - reminded me of the M1 service stations in the 60s

Thank fennyWarks
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Well, having walked a mile or so to the gardens and circling around the walls to find the entrance, I was expecting great things. Family have told me before my visit that the gardens are a real highlight and should not be missed when on...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I went there on a sunny afternoon and enjoyed looking at the squirrels, the figureheads from shipwrecks, the plants from allover the world, the roman altar and the various sculptures.

Thank PipingAngel
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I went with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the Valhalla collection. The gardens had great atmosphere were well laid out but not pretentious. Great.

Thank DPF48
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3 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.
7 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