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Abbey Garden, Tresco

tresco1Tresco Abbey Gardens date back to 1834 when they were created by Augustus Smith. They are sub-tropical due to their position in the Gulf Stream as well as being sheltered by trees and the south-facing position.

Plants grown here are often natives of Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa as well as many Mediterranean countries.

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Part of the gardens (called Valhalla) houses a fascinating display of figure heads from old sailing ships wrecked around the Isles

 

The Gardens are open all year, (10.00 - 16.00 hrs). There is an entrance fee for admission to the Gardens but children are free.