What to do on Tresco

The seven hectare sub-tropical Abbey Garden is home to over 20,000 exotic plants from across the world that can be grown here, and nowhere else in Britain, because of Tresco’s very mild climate. Built in the nineteenth century amongst the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey, there are fishponds, a stone Gaia sculpture, glades of tree ferns and protea and succulent-lined terraces all nestled in a botanical paradise with beautiful ocean views beyond. The Mediterranean Garden, with its Agave Fountain and the Shell House decorated with seashell mosaics, is home to the Valhalla Museum and its collection of some thirty ships’ figureheads and carvings. Most of the figureheads date from the late nineteenth century, and come from shipwrecks of merchant sailing vessels or early steamships that were wrecked on the archipelago. https://www.tresco.co.uk/enjoying/abbey-garden

Visiting Tresco

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What to do on Tresco 

Walk Tresco’s coastal path

Visit Tresco’s castles

Ruin Beach Cafe

Low tide event

Swim retreat on Tresco

Piper’s Hole

Islands nearby

Whilst you are there why note explore the following islands

St Mary’s

St Martin’s

St Agnes



St Mary’s



St Helen’s



Other islands of the British Isles

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Further information

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