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Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection

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Address: Tresco | Isles of Scilly, England
Phone Number: +44 1720 424108
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Great place to spend an afternoon or two...

The gardens were very quiet (it was November) and peaceful... the collection of figureheads from some of the wrecks around the islands was very interesting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens were very quiet (it was November) and peaceful... the collection of figureheads from some of the wrecks around the islands was very interesting.

Thank Ncas
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens are lovely even in the autumn and the Valhalla Collection is most interesting and quite superb.

Thank lynetteslatter
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens with exotic plants year round. Quirky figurehead 'graveyard' & interesting history. Expensive to access but worth the outlay.

Thank 2016crissieB
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A stunning garden with various terraces and great sculptures. Lots of echium and cacti type plants make this an unusual garden in the British Isles. Good café with shop make it a great day out. The rest of Tresco is easy to walk with views over the water and lots of stunning views. We were lucky with a balmy warm... More 

Thank Terrye T
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Enter the Garden's and step into a magical world of plants and nature. Valhalla Museum is fascinating with its stories about the shipwrecks behind the sculptures. A garden full of mysteries ..... 10*

Thank MissLokisdottir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Words can't really do the gardens justice. We were lucky enough to visit on a sunny autumn day and thy are just beautiful . Having a coffee we had red squirrels and an abundance of cheeky birds on our table. We were visiting with some friends from Australia who were astounded to see so many of their native plants growing... More 

Thank MurphyCornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really wonderfully tropical garden with lots of different paths to take and sculptures to discover. Which ever route you take, you will come across beautiful plants, trees, sculptures, brown squirrels and golden pheasants. I could visit this place every day and find something new. The only negative are the staff that work in the cafe are the... More 

Thank Johanna1973
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were very lucky with the weather as the sun was shining & clear blue skies. The gardens are very well laid out. Love all the unusual vegetation. Saw several red squirrels & golden pheasants. Well worth a visit when visiting The Scilly Isles. I hope to return in the springtime sometime.

Thank IslandMichele007
Kazincbarcika, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A beautiful garden on Tresco, a must see while you are there! Lots of plants and beautiful rare flowers and trees! A great programme for a day out!

Thank csicseriborsocska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fairly steep entry fee but the gardens themselves are beautiful with a lot of exotic plants you may not have seen before. Lots of paths to take and plenty to see. The wildlife is also wonderful; extremely cute red squirrels capering about (introduced to Tresco in 2013 i believe) loads of bees and an abundance of butterflies. My mum and... More 

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