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Tresco, Isle of Scilly,
Cornwall, TR24 0QQ




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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Every day 10am - 4pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £10; Children under 16 Free; Weekly ticket £20 (7 days); Group (10+) rate £8.25; Group guided tours £40.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: No
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: No
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

New Garden Visitor Centre with licenced restaurant, gift shop, history room and facilities for the disabled.

Garden Features & Events

St. Nicholas Priory Sculptures - Ghia, Tresco Children Mediterranean Garden Valhalla Figureheads.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:


Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Island Hotel - 25 mins walk

Inns & Pubs:

New Inn - 20 mins walk

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Cromwell's Castle King Charles's Castle Blockhouse Village & Store

Description of Garden

Built on a series of terraces, this famous garden, favoured by a temperate climate, is home to over 20,000 exotic plants from over 80 countries, including South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Mediterranean. Even at the Winter Equinox more than 300 plants will be in flower, so it could be said that Tresco is Kew without the protecting glass - a horticultural world tour enclosed in 17 spectacular acres.

History Of Garden

The garden at Tresco Abbey was created by Augustus Smith - Lord Proprietor of the Isles of Scilly who built the Abbey. The garden and plant collections have been added to ever since by successive members of the Dorrien-Smith family, who still own the property.