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    Minimum of 1 hour

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Tresco Abbey Garden

Established in the 19th century around the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey, the garden is a sanctuary for some 4,000 specimens from across the subtropics, from Brazil to New Zealand, Burma to South Africa. Meander through the garden’s winding paths, marvelling at the spectacular array of exotic plants flourishing in an English Garden. In spring, flowers bloom weeks ahead of the mainland and even at the winter solstice there are around 300 species of plants in glorious bloom.

A must for garden lovers!

Ruins of Tresco Priory in Tresco Abbey Garden, Isles of Scilly

Red Squirrel in Tresco Abbey Garden, Isles of Scilly

In a nutshell

  • Wander the incredible grounds of the famous Abbey Gardens

  • The best place to view thousands of tropical species

  • Enjoy the shop and café

  • Possible in a day trip on Skybus or Scillonian III

Key Facts

  • Location

    Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

  • How to get there

    Board a tripper boat from St Mary’s Quay to Tresco.


    10am to 4pm every day


    Expect to spend a minimum of one hour exploring.


    £18 per adult, £5 per child


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