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Tresco Abbey Garden & Valhalla Collection

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

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A jewel for the botanical minded

Well worth a visit even if only to see the antics of the red squirrels Also the very lovely flowers that bloom in spring

Reviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, but it would have helped to have some sort of audio guide to help find out what was what. Admission was £15 which we felt was not value for money, given that it took less than an hour to walk around (at a reasonably slow pace) & the lack of information available about the gardens.

Thank Silikate
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit even if only to see the antics of the red squirrels Also the very lovely flowers that bloom in spring

Thank moggydill
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day at the gardens made extra special by the assistance given by all the staff, with the loan of a free mobility scooter and lift back to the quayside. The food was excellent and enjoyed the gardens and views.

Thank Bernard H
London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came over from StMary's to see the Tresco Abbey gardens and I was not disappointed. I stopped at the toliets and the garden cafe. I had a some coffee and cake, perused the shop for postcards and gifts and bought a guide to the garden which was very helpfulsince there is a lot to see. It also pays to... More 

Thank Aussie135
London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the gardens to be very peaceful and well laid out. Enjoyed looking at all the exotic plants and how different they are. Went early in the year so it was fairly quiet and well spaced out. Was lucky enough to see both red squirrels and a golden pheasant. There is also a coffee / gift shop on site.

Thank emuslushy
Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited out of season but the garden (as we knew due to the lack of frost in Tresco) was already in bloom and filled with countless exotic plants and flowers. While we were there it was hard to get a true sense of the place due to the amount of tiny paths and different levels - there was a... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a stormy week in St Mary's week took a chance and headed over to Tresco. The Abbey Garden and Valhalla Collection was well worth the visit. It is quite beautiful and very calming in the walled garden. Red squirrels are so tame here and the planting and layout is just a delight.The Valhalla Collection is also very interesting with... More 

Thank 14scorpio10
London, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I just realised that I had never reviewed this wonderful garden, even though I visited it back in June last year. I wanted to say that if you're in the Isles of Scilly, it is a place not to be missed. I'm sure it has something for people to enjoy at any time of year. When we visited in June,of... More 

Thank Virginia O
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My visits to Tresco Abbey Gardens on my 4- night stay on the island lifted my spirits . Here it was not only good to see flowering plants,including narcissus, but such a lovely array of evergreen trees and shrubs, compared to the bare branches of home. A delightful young volunteer trimming shrubs answered my questions- this was after I had... More 

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United Kingdom
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45 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were here in February so the gardens were a bit uninspiring due to the season. However the Valhalla collection was quite interesting.

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