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Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection

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Beautiful gardens and cool collection

Perhaps the gardens would have been a little more colourful if we visited earlier in the year, but... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Above my expectations

The reason why we came to Scilly , beautiful gardens , we didn’t rush, we took out time and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

Perhaps the gardens would have been a little more colourful if we visited earlier in the year, but it certainly didn't disappoint! The gardens are divided into sections representing different themes e.g. Meditteranean, South Africa, succulents, palms. An awesome variety of plants from all over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The reason why we came to Scilly , beautiful gardens , we didn’t rush, we took out time and enjoyed everything they had to offer, we spent 5 hours including lunch there, they hire out electric scooters for people with disabilities, but there’s also bikes,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, at any time of year. Firstly, if they are feeding, you have to get past watching the red squirrels taking nuts from the feeders either side of the bridge. Fascinating to watch, completely un-phased by people and great photo opportunities. Can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Wonderful garden with plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world. There are red squirrels running around, lots of birds and many interesting features built in to the garden. Nice cafe for a snack after exploring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Theo W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Wonderful terraced gardens with incredible views of the coastline and white beaches through a beautiful array of incredible plants and trees. A truly magical place ,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charlotte T
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited the island on a day trip by boat, felt like we were abroad. The boat crossing from St Marys was beautiful and we were not disappointed when we arrived on Tresco. Very quant,beautiful, friendly island........the scenery, surroundings and quietness made it feel you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the gaour den on a very bad weather day, but it did not take anything away of these amazingly beautiful gardens.. the gardens has so many special places and even when it was drizzling we did not even feel it.. a little pierce...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Moans11
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We visited Tresco gardens on Sunday morning. The morning and boat trip were very windy, but the gardens are so sheltered and beautiful. The shell house with its mosaics is lovely. Every time you turn a corner you see something else, a lovely view of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Miranda H
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulNjo2016
Reviewed 23 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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