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Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection

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Tresco gardens were amazing, to see so many exotic plants growing outside in England is incredible... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
Lived up to all expectations

It’s an amazing location - the flora and fauna are spectacular. The garden is just large enough to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Tresco gardens were amazing, to see so many exotic plants growing outside in England is incredible, the Valhalla collection of figureheads from shipwrecks really makes you think about what life on the sea was like before GPS and all the modern gear, would recommend taking...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s an amazing location - the flora and fauna are spectacular. The garden is just large enough to manage in day, leave enough time to wonder the island itself there are some amazing views in all directions. What can I say, it’s beautiful, peaceful, inspiring...More

Thank Greg_Edwards
Reviewed 5 days ago

This time as a venue for sketching and painting - many different vistas and areas of quiet away from the cruise ship contingent! Amazing colours and the golden pheasants made a welcome visit along with the red squirrels. Just lovely.

Thank AGT100
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited when we stopped at the island a on a cruise ship. A ferry took us over from St Mary's. Our guide around the gardens was Steve Whitaker and he was excellent. If I was going to stay on the island I would purchase...More

Thank HawaiiSeaDog
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with someone with impaired mobilty and were pleased to find a mobility scooter to use free of charge and free entry for disabled persons and a carer. It was quite pricy to go in and we didnt plan a long visit, so bear...More

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit. Lots of amazing plants from all over the world and kids will really enjoy it. Cafe has nice food and its worth having a look at the Valhalla collection. But just make sure your wallet is healthy as it...More

Thank nahan2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t seen a red squirrels before - very exciting. A lovely garden, feels like you are exploring. And the Valhalla collection is worth a look

Thank Luke M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped over from Bryher as I had always wanted to visit the gardens but was quite disappointed. It is quite a walk from the quay but enjoyable. It may be that you can book transport at the quay but, after walking around the gardens,...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Tresco gardens today. Started well with lots of red squirrels feeding as we entered gardens. Plenty of fantastic planting, and really well laid out gardens, unmissable, all in great order. Cannot recommend highly enough. The Valhalla exhibits were terrific, another...More

Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tresco Gardens went way beyond my expectations. I've been to many botanic gardens and was delighted to see the wild range of exotic and local fauna and flora. The gardens are well laid out and great to explore, with many exotic species found in more...More

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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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29 September 2016|
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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